The climate crisis is a reality that is affecting millions of people across the world, especially the most vulnerable communities. The impact extends beyond changes in temperature – extreme weather events such as hurricanes, floods and droughts have left farmers struggling to grow produce and feed their immediate communities – pushing more people below the poverty line.
Crops and animals thrive in different conditions but very few smallholder farmers are equipped with resilient crops, drought-proof water supplies, financing and tools needed to pull through under challenging weather conditions.
However, the relationship between agriculture and climate change is a two-way street: not only is agriculture affected by climate change but it has a significant effect on it in return. It is currently estimated that 41% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the industry that ensures we have food on our plates.
To end poverty, we must drastically cut emissions and adjust to a warming world. The agriculture sector has developed interventions to help reduce these challenges and ensure we live in a world that is food secure. Take our quiz to learn how and why agriculture needs to adapt to the changing climate.