Message 3: A draft of the 2015 agreement, released in October, notes food security as a key objective of the agreement, and does not exclude agriculture or food systems from future discussion, finance, technology transfer or capacity building. This is positive and negotiators should ensure agriculture is not excluded as the negotiating text evolves. Specific efforts should also be made to ensure linkages to sectoral issues are made clear – for example between food security and agriculture.
This section includes farmers’ quotes in support of key message 3. The quotes will be in text, sound or video format.
“Helping farmers to forecast the climate and suggesting methods of adaptation should be based on both science and local wisdom.”
Lani Eugenia, General Secretary of Puantani, Indonesian Women Farmers’ and Rural Women’s Organization
“Farmers can help to mitigate the impact of climate change, with tools like no till technology, reducing the use of fuels, and reducing erosion risk. We need support to help farmers adopt better agricultural practices.”
Santiago del Solar, farmer Buenos Aires province
“Climate change effects our production as farmers and farmers of course are going to need to learn two things: firstly, to adapt to a changing climate with which we need the help of researchers and governments and secondly, we need to learn how to prevent the greenhouse gas emissions.”
Dyborn Chibonga, Chief Executive Officer of The National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM)