Agriculture is responsible for around 13 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, second only to the energy sector. But agriculture also plays a vital role in feeding and nourishing the world, and the world’s farmers are already being impacted by climate change as well.
What does this mean for farmers? Why should it matter to them? And how are they changing how they farm to minimise their climate impact and adapt to changing conditions?
Farming First spoke to farmers from around the world about why and how they are taking action on climate change. Explore what they think below!
Farming has been a big part of the climate change problem, but it can also be a huge part of the solution. Farming First spoke to farmers from all over the world to understand how farmers are helping to mitigate against climate change.
Farmers have a clear interest in promoting the health of the land and the environment, they may be one of the most important actors in helping humanity adapt and mitigate the effect of climate change. How are farmers affected by climate change, what do they want to say about it, and how can their voices be heard?
Farming First spoke to farmers from around the world on their priorities for the upcoming COP25 UN Climate Change Conference. This is what they had to say.
The key is making sure that policies, funding and innovation support farmers to produce sustainably while also providing for a growing population. Through empowering farmers to take the initiative on climate change action, the entire world benefits!
Click through for interviews with some of the world’s farmer representatives: