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Opinion: Feeding a warmer, riskier world

 IPS 16 March 2019

José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, discusses the negative impact climate change is having on agriculture, food security and food production and how we can ensure food security in a world with ever more people, exposed to ever more intense and frequent hazards. In the developing world it remains a crucial issue, as the livelihoods of 2.5 billion family farmers depend on agriculture, and the sector accounts for as much 30 percent of national GDP in many countries. (902 Words) - By José Graziano da Silva

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Padmamma in a seed planting centre set up by local charity Prakruthi in the village of Yeluvahalli, India.Photo: Simon Murphy

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Padmamma in a seed planting centre set up by local charity Prakruthi in the village of Yeluvahalli, India.Photo: Simon Murphy

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Still reeling from last year's drought-induced food crisis, Gambian farmers have had their hopes of a recovery dented by a lack of fertilizer to nourish depleted farmlands and there is also concern over the threat of locusts. Photo: Saikou Jammeh

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Still reeling from last year's drought-induced food crisis, Gambian farmers have had their hopes of a recovery dented by a lack of fertilizer to nourish depleted farmlands and there is also concern over the threat of locusts. Photo: Saikou Jammeh

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A woman watches helplessly as a flood submerges her thatched-roof home containing all her possessions on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar city in India’s eastern state of Odisha in 2008. Photo: Manipadma Jena/IPS


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