Droughts, storms, floods: the effects of climate change exacerbate poverty and hunger. Agriculture plays a key role in the fight against the climate crisis.
Up to one third of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can be attributed to agriculture: Forest clearance, use of artificial fertilizers and intensive animal husbandry are just three examples. At the same time, agriculture is massively affected by the consequences of climate change. Smallholder farmers in the global South suffer most. But agriculture can also be a solution: thanks to agroecology, smallholder families are becoming more resilient. Agroecology causes fewer emissions and absorbs carbon from the atmosphere in humus-rich soils.