Climate change is affecting all four dimensions of food security: food availability,
food accessibility, food utilization and food systems stability.
It will continue to have an increased impact on human health, livelihood assets, food production and distribution channels, as well as changing purchasing power and market flows.
Climate change is already disrupting food availability, reducing access to food, and affecting food quality. Projected increases in temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, changes in extreme weather events, and reductions in water availability may all result in reduced agricultural productivity.
Food insecurity affects approximately 27% of the global population on a daily basis.
Wasted food, also means wasted energy and water taken to grow, harvest, transport, and package it, and if food goes to the landfill and rots, it produces the greenhouse gas, methane, even more potent than carbon dioxide.
One third of food (1.3 billion tonne) produced in the world annually is wasted.
In Australia, on any given day there are 4 million people that experience food insecurity, meaning they don’t know where their next meal is coming from, combined with roughly 35% of food wasted annually.
The Corner Store Network exists to address this global food security challenge of providing a growing global population with a sustainable, secure supply of safe, nutritious and affordable food using less land, water, inputs and other declining resources.
Drawing on agroforestry, permaculture and food preservation techniques, this program aims to be replicated throughout the world by different global communities and organizations in other regions, and to be a global initiative, as easily adaptable for subsistence regions, regardless of spoken language, to achieve a world with zero hunger.