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Solution for Promoting Food Security: The Contribution of Climate-Smart Agriculture

The Challenge

The world’s population is expected to grow from the current seven billion to 9.2 billion by 2050. At the same time, consumption patterns are shifting towards diets containing more protein. So the Fo ...

The world’s population is expected to grow from the current seven billion to 9.2 billion by 2050. At the same time, consumption patterns are shifting towards diets containing more protein. So the Food and Agricultural Organization estimates that meeting the growing global demand for food requires a 70% increase in total agricultural production.

Adopt tailor-made local solutions instead of one-size-fits-all approaches.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for designing strategies to enhance food security and to adapt agriculture to climate change. Thus, when designing national and international strategies, local stakeholders need to be involved to identify the climate-smart options that best fit their agroecological and socioeconomic environment. Examples show that successful solutions are specifically designed to fit the local situation of the environment, land tenure, institutions and government support. This is particularly important because solutions have to be suited to a large number of diverse small-scale farmers and countries.

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    Shift the focus of support away from large-scale projects towards promoting small-scale farmers’ inclusion in markets and value chains, as well as their access to support, extension and credit.

    Shift the focus of support away from large-scale projects towards promoting small-scale farmers’ inclusion in markets and value chains, as well as their access to support, extension and credit.

    Shift the focus of support away from large-scale projects towards promoting small-scale farmers’ inclusion in markets and value chains, as well as their access to support, extension and credit.

    Polity, Civil Society
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    Harness the support of the BRICs and the private sector in financing and implementing climate-smart agriculture.

    Harness the support of the BRICs and the private sector in financing and implementing climate-smart agriculture.

    Harness the support of the BRICs and the private sector in financing and implementing climate-smart agriculture.

    Polity, Business
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    Promote "sustainable intensification" to ensure productivity increases in harmony with the environment.

    Promote "sustainable intensification" to ensure productivity increases in harmony with the environment.

    Promote "sustainable intensification" to ensure productivity increases in harmony with the environment.

    Polity, Civil Society
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    Support small-scale farmers in accessing and using existing know-how to improve their productivity sustainably.

    Support small-scale farmers in accessing and using existing know-how to improve their productivity sustainably.

    Support small-scale farmers in accessing and using existing know-how to improve their productivity sustainably.

    Polity, Academia, Business, Civil Society