Shift in agriculture techniques needed to ensure food security

Farming techniques must adapt to mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure global food security, Olivier De Schutter, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, said in a statement to mark World Food Day. Current farming methods focus on the provision of chemical fertilizers and a greater mechanisation of production. Such efforts are distant from the alleged commitment to fight climate change and to support small-scale farming. A report highlights West African Farmers’ perspectives, which are discussed in a multimedia report, highlighting ideas from farmers about how to improve food security on the continent using local seeds. Read more here.

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