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Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 - Action Theme – Agriculture & Food Security

Global Food and Nutrition Security

Adaptation to climate change is paramount if we are to secure our food supply, especially with a world population that is still increasing.

Most farmers around the globe are smallholders and very vulnerable to climate shocks and other uncertainties, due to little margins for error. Risk-informed agriculture, besides access of smallholder farmers to food markets, is increasingly challenging.

A complicating factor is the fact that agriculture is responsible for 25% of global carbon emissions.