Did you know every 1°C rise in temperature could increase insect pest pressure by up to 25%?
Crops produced in Europe could be significantly impacted by climate change. Higher temperatures could trigger migration of insects from warmer southern to colder northern countries. Insect pests already reduce staple grain crops (wheat, rice, and maize) by an estimated 5 to 20%. Further yield losses due to increased insect pressure could increase by 10 to 25% per degree Celsius of warming. Such a reduction in yields would risk food security, quality, and local food production, resulting in increased food prices.