Private sector adaptive capacity to climate change impacts in the food system: food security implications for South Africa and Brazil
Achieving food security under climate change is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. The challenge becomes even greater when contextualised within our current limited understanding of how the food system functions as a complex, adaptive socioecological system, with food security as one of its outcomes. Adding climate change into this already complex and uncertain mix creates a ‘wicked problem’ that must be solved through the development of adaptive food governance. The thesis has 4 key aims: 1. To move beyond an understanding of food security that is dependent solely on agricultural production, and therefore the reliance of future food security predictions on production data based on climate model inputs; 2. To ground the theoretical aspects of complex adaptive systems with empirical data from multi-level case studies; 3. To investigate the potential role of the private sector in food system futures; 4. To analyse food system dynamics across scales and levels.
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