Last week, on November 22nd, the European Parliament hosted in Brussels the event “Farmers fighting Climate Change in Developing Countries”, jointly organized by AgriCord, the global alliance of agri-agencies, with the WFO Member Organization MTK - The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners and FFD - Finnish Agri-Agency for Food and Forest Development.
The event involved as panelists the facilitator of the WFO Youth Committee, Mr. Denis Kabiito, and the WFO Secretary General, Ms. Arianna Giuliodori.
“Sustainability is the answer, from the environmental, social and economic point of view” said Ms. Giuliodori, responding to the question on how farmers’ need for income and climate friendly activities can be combined. There is no trade off between climate friendly choices and the farming business.
Mr. Kabiito underlined the importance for farmers of getting better organized when tackling global challenges like climate change.
The event was also the occasion to promote the Farmers Driven Climate Change Agenda, that will be officially launched in Katowice, Poland, on December 5th, 2018, within the framework of UNFCCC COP 24.