Message 7: “Financing for both mitigation and adaptation must be part of climate change policies. Recent developments are positive: improvements in the Global Environment Facility’s strategy and an increase in financing stemming from ‘fast start’ finance are helping increase funding towards climate-smart agriculture. But more needs to be done. It is essential that the new Green Climate Fund (GCF) provides specific, stable, and long-term support to adaptation and mitigation in agriculture, with specific efforts targeted at women farmers and youth in agriculture.”
The links below are to videos of key influential spokespersons providing statements that could be used to support or endorse the key message 7 of this guide/toolkit.
“There are links between lowering greenhouse gas emissions and food security because they are both part of the same carbon cycle. Farmers are identified as 10% of the problem, but they can be 20% of the solution if they are given the right rules.”
“Before the older generations understood the weather perfectly. They knew in which month you should plough the land, but now you cannot rely on the seasons. You can expect it to rain one month, wait to plough the land and then the rain never comes.”
“There is opportunity to address the impacts of climate change on poor people by supporting farmers. DfID is keen to work with smallholder farmers and bigger commercial agricultural organisations to develop a sustainable intensification of agricultural production.”
“There is a coalition of Ugandan stakeholders and the government has even created a committee to make sure this happens.”