The Farms of Change: African Smallholders Responding to an Uncertain Climate Future

The Montpellier Panel
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[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…
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