Position Paper – read full original here
A detailed analysis of current farming policies in the context of “Climate Smart Agriculture” and the need for a radical rethink on attitudes to smallholder agriculture and relevant climate change adaptation practices.
Among the recommendations:
- Any bilateral and multi-lateral climate finance flows should support bottom up, community-driven climate adaptation solutions.
- Climate funds should not support technologies and approaches that increase the dependence of family and small-scale farmers on costly inputs.
The funds should prioritise support projects in line with principles of agroecology and food sovereignty.
Climate change mitigation initiatives in the agriculture sector should focus primarily on transforming and phasing-out the industrial agriculture system.
- National mitigation and adaptation should respect a list of criteria to support transformational change towards agroecology, ensuring food security and sovereignty, restoring ecosystems and biodiversity, as well as defending human rights.