Humanitarian assistance urgently needed
Agriculture generates around a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The sector must both contribute more to combating climate change while bracing to overcome its impacts, according to The State of Food and Agriculture 2016.
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) opened its plenary today, poised in the wake of international agreements on new global Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to forge ahead with coordinated action to transform the world’s food systems and nutrition.
The World Food Day 2016 slogan: Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too underscores the fact that to feed a global population expected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, humanity needs to produce more food, but in ways that use up less natural resources and that drastically reduce loss and waste.