FAO 40th Conference

From the 3rd- 8th July

FAO ran its annual conference. its focus was mainly on building on the fact that agriculture is the sector most vulnerable to climate change, the negative impacts of climate change on agricultural production pose a serious and growing threat to food security.

The conference also  focuses on agriculture’s place as a major source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. It has a unique potential for contributing to stabilizing the worlds levels of emissions through climate smart agricultural productivity.

Synergies with the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and on the Paris Agreement (COP 21) , the international community took responsibilities for now building a sustainable future for all peoples.

New activities in the agricultural sector was also discussed, including the increase in food security especially in the Sahel as well as the issues such as the increase spread of pests including the increased spread of the Armyworm which is ravaging maize production in Southern Africa.

The Climate and Environment Division also discussed Partnering to scale up climate action by countries in the agricultural sectors to highlight adaptation and mitigation of agriculture through climate smart activities.

A collection of all of the conference events can be found here.

I recommend looking at the videos of the conference, I found them very interesting.

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