The Montpellier Panel
[BBC] Food shortages, malnutrition and migration will undo decades of development unless more funding is made available, the authors added…
The findings were compiled by the Montpellier Panel, a group of experts from Europe and Africa.
The report – The Farms of Change: African Smallholders Responding to an Uncertain Climate Future – recommended that international donors and governments took action in a range of priority areas, including:
- bringing climate change’s threat to food and nutrition security to the top of UN and national governments’ agenda,
- investing in sustainable farming systems to help smallholders adapt to and mitigate climate change,
- investing in research and local capacities to understand the responses of different crops and livestock breeds to drought, floods and heat stress,
- scale-up proven community-based adaptation projects…