Farmers are on the frontline of the climate change agenda.
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Peter Kendall, President of the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO), joined more than 120 Heads of State and Government at today’s Climate Summit hosted by the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to generate political will towards farmers and agriculture within a meaningful universal climate agreement in 2015, and advance action on the ground that will reduce emissions and build resilience to the impacts of climate change for agriculture communities.
“Farmers are on the frontline of the climate change agenda. Farmers are not only directly impacted by climate change, but are also vital in implementing solutions we need to in order to adapt and mitigate.” – said Peter Kendall, president of the World Farmers-s Organization (WFO), “Farmers, especially women farmers, have daily interaction with the environment. Thus farmers are key drivers in the development of sustainable agricultural practices that provide food and renewable materials to support livelihoods. We must reposition farmers at the centre of the agriculture sector to become more resilient to climate risks.” – stated Kendall.