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FAO urges to scale up response to climate change in agricultural sectors'

FAO urges to scale up response to climate change in agricultural sectors

Investing in policies, people, data, innovations and leadership should be part of the solution – FAO Deputy Director-General says at COP24 summit
Polluting our soils is polluting our future'

Polluting our soils is polluting our future

#StopSoilPollution: 6 reasons why soil pollution should not go unnoticed
Being climate-smart in agriculture'

Being climate-smart in agriculture

5 FAO projects helping our food producers adapt to the changing climate
Innovation in agriculture vital to address future food challenges'

Innovation in agriculture vital to address future food challenges

Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers opens in Rome

FAO's work on Climate Change

Climate change threatens our ability to ensure global food security, eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activity and livestock are a significant driver of climate change, trapping heat in the earth's atmosphere and triggering global warming.

Climate change has both direct and indirect effects on agricultural productivity including changing rainfall patterns, drought, flooding and the geographical redistribution of pests and diseases. The vast amounts of CO2 absorbed by the oceans causes acidification, influencing the health of our oceans and those whose livelihoods and nutrition depend on them. FAO is supporting countries to both mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change through a wide range of research based and practical programmes and projects, as an integral part of the 2030 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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