“In addressing climate change, agriculture does play the key role. For most countries in the world, adapting to climate change actually means providing food security.” Martin Frick talks about how the endorsement of the INDCs (Intended National Determined Contributions) at COP21 will give FAO the opportunity to work with countries, preparing the implementation, national adaptation strategies and the mitigation policies and look at COP22 next year in Marrakesh, where there will be a strong element on food security. He also underlines the importance of investing in agriculture in order to address rural poverty, food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation, (...)
FAO’s message to COP21 is that climate change can put at risk all progress made so far in relation to agriculture and food security and it won’t be possible to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger without addressing agriculture’s adaptation to climate change. “Agriculture should be considered a solution and not a threat”, Maria Helena Semedo explains, adding that FAO’s work on climate change is aimed at strengthening resilience of smallholder farmers through a number of actions and strategies, from providing technologies to improve production, to the implementation of systems as agro-ecology and climate smart agriculture. A variety of solutions is (...)
26 November 2015, Rome--- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has just launched a report which sites that nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector. This study is based on an analysis of 78 post disaster assessments that were conducted in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Pacific, as well as Latin America and the Caribbean between 2003 and 2013.
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