For dynamic and resilient family farms

Pedro Rodriguez 13 November 2017

SOCODEVI participated in the International Symposium on “Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change”, an event organized last October by the Government of Quebec, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). More than 200 experts exchanged views on the importance of farming and agri-food systems in the fight against climate change.

Richard Lacasse, Executive Director for SOCODEVI, participated as a panelist and representative of the Alliance agricole internationale (consortium of CECI, UPA-DI and SOCODEVI) in a workshop on procedures to optimize regional and international cooperation, along with representatives of Global Affairs Canada and the World Bank, amongst others. During his speech, he highlighted the need for increased funding for agriculture among the poorest populations, because the world’s agricultural production has to increase by 60% by the year 2050 in order to meet the demands of 9 billion people.

“In developing countries, rural households are most vulnerable to climate change. A massive investment in dynamic family farms will give us the means to increase their adaptability by diversifying their production through the introduction of innovative techniques, and not to forget support for the real economic empowerment of women and girls as agricultural producers”, said Mr. Lacasse in his speech.

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