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…

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