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AGRICULTURE MUST BECOME ‘CLIMATE-SMART,’ SAYS UN AGENCY
New York, Oct 28 2010 10:05AM
A new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (<“http://www.fao.org/”>FAO) <“http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/newsroom/docs/the-hague-conference-fao-paper.pdf”> report calls for agriculture in developing countries to become ‘climate-smart’ to cope with the twin challenges of climate change and population growth.
Climate change is expected to curb agricultural productivity, stability and incomes in many areas already coping with high levels of food insecurity, but the new publication says world farming production must soar by 70 per cent in the next four decades to meet the food needs of the world’s population.
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