Global Environmental Change and Food Systems


Type of Structure: program
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: ESSP
Child Organisations:
Duration : 2002 to 2011 COMPLETED
Contact Address: Dr. John Ingram
Executive Officer
GECAFS International Project Office
Environmental Change Inst.
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3QY
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)1865 285175
FAX: +44 (0)1865 285534
e-Mail: john.ingram(at)

holding an official function in GECAFS

General information and objectives

GECAFS is one of four Joint Projects on Global Sustainability Issues of IGBP, WCRP, IHDP and DIVERSITAS

The GECAFS goal is to determine strategies to cope with the impacts of Global Environmental Change on food provision and to analyse the environmental and societal consequences of adaptation.

GECAFS fundamental questions are:
  • How will global environmental change affect the vulnerability of food systems in different regions?
  • How can food systems be adapted to cope with global environmental change and improve food security?
  • How will various adaptation options feedback on environmental and socioeconomic conditions?

For further details, link to the GECAFS Home Page

Last update: 6/7/13
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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