Achieving food security in the face of climate change: final report from the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change
- extreme weather events such as droughts and floods are predicted to become more frequent increasing hunger caused by poverty, weak governance, conflict and poor market access
- greenhouse gases (GHG) originating from fertilisers, ruminant digestion, rice cultivation and fuel use contribute to climate change
- land clearing for agriculture leading to deforestation contributes significantly to GHG impacts.
- integrate food security and sustainable agriculture into global and national policies
- significantly raise the level of global investment in sustainable agriculture and food systems in the next decade
- sustainably intensify agricultural production while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other negative environmental impacts of agriculture
- develop specific programmes and policies to assist people and sectors that are most vulnerable to climate changes and food insecurity
- reshape food access and consumption patterns to ensure basic nutritional needs are met and foster healthy and sustainable eating patterns worldwide
- create comprehensive, shared and integrated information systems that encompass human and ecological dimensions.