Agriculture has big role to play in curbing greenhouse gas emissions
©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto
17 October 2016, Rome--- The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has just released its latest report on the State of Food and Agriculture for 2016. Based on the latest figures, the Organization is calling for sweeping action to be taken now in order to ward off the risk of future food insecurity in the world. Agriculture, including forestry, fisheries and livestock, generate around a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. According to the report climate change will expose both urban and rural poor to higher and more volatile food prices. It will also affect food availability by reducing the productivity of crops, livestock and fisheries, and hinder access to food by disrupting the livelihoods of millions of rural people who depend on agriculture for their incomes.

Remarks by José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General.
12min. 10sec.

Presentation by Kostas Stamoulis, Assistant Director-General a.i. for the FAO Economic and Social Development Department.
15min. 33sec.

Questions and answers session.
08min. 15sec.

Andrea Cattaneo, FAO's Senior Economist, tells more about the current and future effects of climate change on food and agriculture. (Interview conducted by Sandra Ferrari)
6min. 34sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Biodiversity, Climate change, Desertification, Environment/Natural resources, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: FAO
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