Climate change is a crucial farmers’ issue.
No other economic sector is impacted by the effects of the changing climate more than agriculture.
Furthermore, the rapidly growing global population demands higher levels of food production, putting additional pressure on the farming systems worldwide. To meet these objectives, agriculture production must not only double by 2050 (FAO) but, at the same time, become more sustainable and efficient.
Farmers are called to play a significant role in providing a sustainable future for all of humanity.
In May 2018, to address these challenges, the General Assembly of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), adopted a new agenda to enhance the position of the farmers in the global political discussion on climate change.
This initiative was born under the name of Farmers Driven Climate Change Agenda and through it, WFO intends to promote a completely reverted paradigm applying an authentic bottom-up approach, where farmers gain a leading role in the global political processes on climate change and agriculture. This renewed agenda is based on the best practices that farmers are already implementing as practical solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation and is intended to be farmers-driven, science-based and result oriented.
Given the central role farmers are called to play for the implementation of the global agenda of sustainable development, they deserve to be at the centre of the decision-making process on agriculture at local, national and international levels. Furthermore, they are willing to fulfil this critical role.
The Farmers Driven Climate Change Agenda is very ambitious, and its success depends on the Climakers.
The Climakers are the members of the Farmers Driven Climate Change Alliance, which is to say farmers and all the stakeholders in the agricultural sector that are committed to provide solutions to climate change, joining their hands with the farmers who are leading this initiative.
Farmers are ready to make a change and willing to be the change!