Message 8: There are many existing solutions to some of the known challenges of climate change that can be scaled up. These include improved soil and water management practices, better climate information services, and greater access to agricultural resources among women. Our most important challenge, as farmers and as supporters, is not to invent new practices and approaches, but to share what already works as widely as possible to create global change for the better.
Quotes from news articles, or editorials and opinion pieces written by influencers (academics, politicians, journalists, leaders), about the climate change/agriculture interface for message 8.
“In looking ahead, attention will need to focus on building technical capacity in agriculture, especially for women.”
Professor Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Agricultural Innovation Project at Harvard Kennedy School (Source)
“Farmers are looking to us to transform the business of agriculture on the continent. We must improve access to financing so they can take their operations to scale; we must apply global best practices to dramatically increase yields; and we must demonstrate to our young people that there is a strong financial future in farming.”
Jane Karuku, President, AGRA (Source)