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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.

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

Climate-smart agriculture is becoming an important issue on the international agenda but so far it is only at the stage of recognition. To spur action, it needs to move to the implementation stage. In times of fiscal constraints in the western world, the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and the private sector could make an important contribution, both in financing and expertise.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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