Organic farming, as a practice that preserves and conserves the natural resources, is also a good strategy in adapting to our biggest agricultural challenge: climate change.
The start of the 43rd Committee on World Food Security was a significant moment in the history of agriculture. Not only because many so many agricultural leaders gathered to deliberate on important policy issues, but also because almost all the leaders discussed the biggest challenge in agriculture which is climate change.
The Chair of this year’s CFS, who is also a citizen of Sudan, shared her experience of the challenges that Sudan is facing due to climate change.
Many delegates during the opening session described the adverse effects that climate change is having on agriculture worldwide. The delegate from France was happy to see that climate change had been included in this year’s agenda as it was no on the agenda for the last CFS session. It was interesting to see drought (related to climate change) has affected not only African countries but also China, and Iran and Brazil.
Read the full post on the CFS blog here.
Blogpost by Clepperton Chirwa, #CFS43 Social Reporter – clepperton(at)icloud.com
Photo: Organic garden, courtesy of the University of KwaZulu Natal third year extension students)
This post is part of the live coverage during the 43rd Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), a project GFAR is running in collaboration with CFS. This post is written by one of our social reporters, and represents the author’s views only.