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Friday, April 13, 2012

Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change's final report Achieving Food Security in the Face of Changing Climate outlines policy responses to the global challenge of feeding a world confronted by climate change, population growth, poverty, food price spikes and degraded ecosystems. The Commission and it's report are now setting the international agenda for achieving food security from local to global scales. The seven high-level recommendations from the Commission's report include the following:

1. Integrate food security and sustainable agriculture into global and national policies

2. Significantly raise the level of global investment in sustainable agriculture and food systems in the next decade

3. Sustainably intensify agricultural production while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other negative environmental impacts of agriculture


4. Target populations and sectors that are most vulnerable to climate change and food insecurity


5. Reshape food access and consumption patterns to ensure basic nutritional needs are met and to foster healthy and sustainable eating habits worldwide


6. Reduce loss and waste in food systems, particularly from infrastructure, farming practices, processing, distribution and household habits


7. Create comprehensive, shared, integrated information systems that encompass human and ecological dimensions

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