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Farmers at COP27, ‘Save the food system or no one will survive’

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By Climate Kahani | Farmers at COP27 | While the world’s top leaders are reflecting global climate policies at the ongoing COP27 in Egypt, 70 organizations representing the world’s 350 million farmers have written an open letter to world leaders. They warned them that Global food security will be at risk if world governments do not increase finances to optimize small-scale production and adopt more diversified and low-cost farming.

The United Nations Climate Summit (COP27) began on Monday 7 November. In this, 90 heads of state of the world are discussing important issues like food security and climate finance.

Which farmer organizations warned about food security?

More than 70 organizations of farmers, fishermen, herders, and forest growers have signed the letter. These include the World Rural Forum, representing 35 million farmers from five continents, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty representing 200 million small-scale producers in the continent, the Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Development with 13 million members, and the Coordinadora de Mujeres Lideres Territoriales de Mesoamerica of Latin America. Apart from this, national organizations of Jordan, Britain, and India have also signed this open letter.

Farmers at COP27: What does this open letter say?

  • The global food system is not capable of withstanding the effects of climate change, even if we manage to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
  • Creating a robust food system to end world hunger on a warmer planet should be a priority of COP27.
  • Increasing hunger in the world over the past year has exposed the weaknesses of the global food system.
  • The food system is not capable of withstanding major shocks. Be it the COVID-19 pandemic or a climate-related disaster.
  • The food system is unsustainable in a world where extreme heat, drought, and floods have become a new-age normal, even if the world manages to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
  • Building a food system capable of satiating the world’s hunger on a warming earth should be a priority at the COP27 summit.
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