40 countries of the Asia-Pacific region have called for increased action in the area of agriculture to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development goals, with a focus tackling the effects of climate change.
A Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Nadi, Fiji brought together governments, technical officials, and industry members who emphasized the importance of the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework in guiding future actions for agriculture, food security and nutrition in the face of climate change.
“To win the fight against hunger, we must address climate change,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. “I am grateful the conference has recognized that we must promote the adaptation of agriculture to climate change, especially in relation to poor family farmers, fisher folks and pastoralists.”
Graziano da Silva pointed out that in order to achieve this, developing countries in particular must take advantage of available international funding bodies such as the Green Climate Fund to promote adaptation measures.