Climate Change

Climate change and agriculture are tied directly to social equity and development. Agriculture is both a cause and solution to global warming. Climate change creates new challenges to food production and the people who produce it.

Critical issues in agriculture discussed during the climate change negotiations

Heated debates on equity of burden sharing and finance dominated much of the discussions at the UNFCCC negotiation in Bonn Germany. Within this broader debate, there is growing recognition of the urgent need to find new solutions to the challenges of agriculture and food security in the face of abrupt and violent climate events and slow-onset events, such as extended drought.