World Leaders: Invest In Smallholder Farmers To Avoid A Food Catastrophe

A food crisis is coming if world leaders fail to act – sign the petition.

What to know:

  • The climate crisis, conflict, and insecurity have left millions of people without access to food.
  • Food systems have been badly hit, and farmers need urgent support to keep producing enough to feed billions in need.
  • Action is needed now before we witness a food catastrophe – sign this petition calling world leaders to step up.

Learn More about this cause:

Over the past few years, we have witnessed how the dangerous mix of climate change, conflict and a global pandemic have threatened our livelihoods and left millions on the brink of starvation. 

Smallholder farmers are facing persistent obstacles which have reduced their productivity, threatening the world’s food supply. These women, children and men need our urgent support and there are solutions. 

Investments in agriculture are estimated to be three times more effective in reducing poverty in comparison to other sectors. It is central to digging us out of this current crisis but it needs political will and funding. 

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is the only UN agency dedicated to rural development and has the tools, technology and programmes to empower these vulnerable communities to improve their livelihoods. They however need funding. 

Sign the petition — help us call on world leaders to help smallholder farmers weather any storm.