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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.

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

Sustainable intensification, i.e., producing more output from the same amount of land while improving environmental outcomes, is the key to a combined solution for the challenge of a growing, wealthier population and the challenge of climate change. In particular, unintended environmental consequences of potential improvements, such as loss of forests through indirect land use change, have to be kept in mind and prevented by governments and international organizations. To adapt to larger climate variability, improving water productivity and water storage forms part of sustainable intensification. As with the other proposed solutions, adapting to small-scale agriculture is most important.

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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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    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.

    Polity
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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