Fri, 08 Dec|
International Land Coalition: strengthening land tenure rights of smallholder farmers for sustainable food systems and c
IFAD, Asian Farmers’ Association, World Rural Forum, Forest Farm Facility
Time & Location
08 Dec 2023, 09:30 – 10:30 GMT+4
About the event
Ecosystem-based approaches to agriculture such as agroecology can promote carbon sequestration and strengthen the resilience of food systems against climate change, while supporting biodiversity, food security, nutrition and livelihoods. Such approaches are predominantly based in the agricultural practices of smallholder and family farmers and similar groups. Smallholder and family farmers also supply around 70% of the food consumed in the world.
Despite their contribution and important role, only 2% of current global climate funds are allocated to them. Hence the need to recognise and support them as crucial partners of climate actions to protect biodiversity and strengthen food security. This session will present evidence about the contribution of smallholder and family farmers to sustainable food systems while contributing to climate actions, and therefore highlight the need for secure land rights and access to finance in order to invest in a more sustainable agriculture practices and healthier livelihoods.