Agriculture is liable for around 13% of the world’s ozone-depleting gas emissions, second only to the energy sector. But agriculture additionally plays a vital role in feeding and nourishing the world, and the world’s farmers are already being affected by climate change as well.
What does this mean for farmers? Why should it matter to them? And how are they changing how they farm to minimize their impact on the climate and adapt to changing conditions?
Farming First addressed farmers from around the world with regards to why and how they are acting on climate change. And here is what they think!
Farming has been a big part of the climate change issue; however, it can also be a huge part of the solution. Farming First spoke to farmers from all over the world to understand how farmers are helping to mitigate climate change.
Farmers have a clear interest in advancing the health of the land and the environment, they might be one of the most important sectors in helping humanity adapt and mitigate the effect of climate change. How are farmers affected by climate change, what do they like to say about it, and how can their voices be heard?
Farming First spoke to farmers from around the world on their priorities for the upcoming COP25 UN Climate Change Conference. This is what they had to say.
The key is making sure that policies, funding, and innovation support farmers to produce sustainably while also providing for a growing population. Through empowering farmers to take the initiative on climate change action, the entire world benefits!read more