Small-scale farmers feed the planet. They should not be overlooked in our fight against climate change

By Alvaro Lario
The European Sting

Small-scale farmers feed two out of every three people on the planet, but they are struggling with climate change, inflation and other external shocks. COP27 is an opportunity to strengthen global food security by channeling more climate funding to those who need it the most, and will do the most with it.

As crippling spikes in food and energy prices rock the world economy, we are at risk of overlooking the gravest danger of all: the devastating impact of climate change on the productive capacity of small-scale farmers, who produce more than one-third of the world’s food and feed between 4.5 and 5.5 billion people worldwide.

For them, soaring prices for energy and inputs such as fertilizer and feedstock could be the final straw. Unless we…

More News For You

Climate Change Decimates Alaska Snow Crab Fishery
by John Konrad (gCaptain) The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said this week that it had canceled the winter snow crab season in the Bering Sea for the first time ever. Authorities estimate that...
How to Profit from Climate Change - Public Books
This past August marked 30 years since Hurricane Andrew pummeled the Caribbean and south Florida. On August 23, 1992, Andrew made landfall on the Bahamas’s Eleuthera Island as a Category 5 hurrican...
Republicans Warn 51 Biglaw Firms To Stop Telling Clients About Climate Change Or Else! - Above the LawAbove the Law
“Nice little free market your clients have here… shame if anything happened to it.” These words don’t appear in a recent letter sent by Senate Republicans to 51 Biglaw firms, but that’s the crux of...
Florida Republicans admit climate change is real but still refuse to do anything about it
‘I’m not a global warming person. I don’t want that label on me,’ Gov. Ron DeSantis said in 2018. Republican officials across the country have for years refused to accept th...
Climate change is rapidly accelerating in California, state report says
Wildfires, drought, extreme heat and other effects of climate change are rapidly accelerating and compounding in California, according to a report from state scientists. The fourth edition of “Indi...
Thanks to climate change, when it rains, it pours, Northeastern study confirms
As heavy rains and wind pound Massachusetts and forecasters warn of potential flooding, power outages, and downed trees, new research affirms something many have long suspected: Ordinary rain storm...
Genesis 6:6-7 "The Lord regretted making human beings on the earth, and his heart was grieved. 7 So the Lord said: I will wipe out from the earth the human beings I have created, and not only the human beings, but also the animals and the crawling things and the birds of the air, for I regret that I made them."
FOR THE PEOPLE THAT JUST CAN'T UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TORNADO WATCH AND A WARNING
Tastes Like Ass
Where Is All This Money Coming From?
Accurate Introductions for Bond and Trump
ladies please just hear me out