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Members of an Indian farmers group measure local groundwater levels at an observation well.
FAO Director-General urges more support to help small farmers adapt to a changing climate
Failure to act now to make our food systems more resilient to climate change will “seriously compromise” food production in many regions and could doom to failure international efforts to end hunger and extreme poverty by 2030, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warned today.
“Agriculture holds the key to solving two of the greatest problems now facing humanity: eradicating poverty and hunger, and contributing to maintaining the stable climatic conditions in which civilization can thrive,” he told participants at a roundtable on climate change during the World Government Summit in Dubai.
The FAO Director-General stressed in particular the need to support smallholder farmers in the developing world adapt to climate change.
“The vast majority of the extremely poor…
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