For farmers worldwide, the probability of having a “normal” year is moving noticeably closer to zero.
This is, in part, because climate-related factors are known to drive 32-39% of global crop yield variability. Modern agriculture practices must adapt to our changing climate context now – to ensure a food secure future for a #ZeroHunger generation and up to 9.7 billion people by 2050.
On October 16, 1945, 42 countries assembled in Quebec, Canada, to create the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Their goal was to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition and to effectively manage the global food system.
On the resultant World Food Day, October 16, CNFA celebrates the anniversary of FAO’s founding. This 71st year, we echo their call that climate is changing, and that food and agriculture must too.
On our blog this week we are discussing good environmental stewardship in agriculture and how it will play a fundamental role in meeting the global increase in demand for food. Innovative and sustainable solutions will be necessary to meet major challenges.