To mark Earth Day on 22nd April, we’ve highlighted three of our stories on agriculture and climate change from the past year.
The world is witnessing growing incidents of the new “normal” caused by global warming. No longer regarded as a future challenge to be faced in the next few decades, climate disruption is already causing substantial losses to agriculture, from coffee crops in Vietnam to wheat in Pakistan.
Furthermore, climate change amplifies the impacts of other risks, such as extreme weather and the spread of crop pests and diseases. Intertwined with this are the negative impacts of biodiversity loss and landscape degradation. When combined, this can substantially undermine progress made in international development, pushing people back into, or further into, hunger and poverty.
Empowering people with the skills, tools, and knowledge they need to adapt to the impacts of climate change can safeguard livelihoods and landscapes. Technical expertise can help to address significant threats linked to climate change, including the increased spread and effects of invasive species. Together, when we invest in protecting our environment, we can use these approaches to bring benefits to people and the planet.
CABI’s commitment to climate change adaptation highlighted at COP27
CABI’s commitment to helping millions of smallholder farmers around the world adapt to the impacts of climate change has been highlighted at COP27. The global summit held annually by the UN is this year is being held between 6 and 18 November 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt… Read more>>
COP27: helping farmers adapt to climate change
How can smallholder farmers adjust their practices to adapt to higher global temperatures? A key topic is inclusive, locally-led adaptation approaches to landscape governance. This is a vital component of resilience-building, which CABI has championed through initiatives such as the Woody Weeds project in Eastern Africa… Read more>>
World Food Day: How can data science and modelling help smallholders adapt to climate change?
Data science and modelling are relatively new concepts when it comes to farming. For centuries, smallholders have carefully passed down agricultural skills from generation to generation. They depended on this knowledge. And stable seasons and weather meant this information remained relevant for years… Read more>>
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I would love to read an interview with a farmer, to get their perpective