Message 6: National policy processes, including through NAMAs and NAPAs, will work best if they combine food security, adaptation and mitigation rather than keeping the three aspects in separate tracks. Integration is needed across landscapes and food supply chains, in order to manage trade-offs effectively, particularly trade-offs between food production and mitigation goals.
Quotes from news articles, or editorials and opinion pieces written by influencers (academics, politicians, journalists, leaders), about the climate change/agriculture interface for message 6.
“Changes in the agriculture sector are essential to mitigate and adapt to climate change, ensure food security for the growing population, and improve the livelihoods of poor smallholder producers.”
“Sustainable Intensification not only addresses the negative environmental impacts of historical agricultural intensifications (notably the Green Revolution) but acknowledges the scarcities in resources the world faces today. The outputs of intensification need to be defined not only in terms of crop yields but also to include metrics which acknowledge agriculture’s potential to tackle poverty and undernutrition.”
Sir Gordon Conway (Source)