Rawalpindi: Androulla Kaminara, the ambassador-designate of a European Union (EU) delegation to Pakistan, on Thursday stated that the country had moved two places — from the 7th to the 5th position — in the global ranking of countries considered to be the most-vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to news sources.
The ambassador was addressing a session of ‘Achieving Food Security in Digitalized World’ that was jointly organised by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR).
She revealed that the EU used ‘Integrated Phase Fosod Security Classification’ to evaluate food security in a country or a region and that in Pakistan (Sindh in particular), the areas of Tharparkar, Umerkot and Sanghar, almost 2 million food-insecure people reside (as per IPC Global Report). She said that Pakistan faced challenges in agricultural growth due to the rapid climate change.
The session was attended by many academic experts who discussed various potential methods to combat increasing food security. Most of the experts in attendance proposed technology advancement (Internet of Things, Blockchain) and digitalization in the agricultural community as the way to overcome the food shortage challenges for the masses.