Diverse farming protects against climate change

Publication - January 26, 2010
As climate change increasingly impacts on agriculture around the world, ecological and sustainable agricultural solutions prove best for climate resilience, farmers and the environment.

Executive summary: Responding to climate change is a challenge for global agriculture. In the coming decades, differences in rainfall, temperatures and the ranges of plants and pest species will transform agriculture. Developing countries are predicted to experience stronger impacts than others. For example, by the 2050s, densely populated river deltas in South and Southeast Asia are predicted to be prone to seawater flooding. At the same time, fresh water supplies are projected to decrease (IPCC 2007). While GE (genetic engineering) continues to promise solutions, ecological farming delivers.

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See also:

Counting the Costs of Genetic Engineering - the report documents numerous case studies demonstrating the adverse environmental, economic and social impacts of genetic engineering, suggesting sustainable agricultural solutions instead.

Benefits of Diversity in Rice Farming - case study of ecological / sustainable rice farming in China.

Kenya Overcomes Pests and Weeds with Ecological Solutions - a case study of maize farmers in Kenya, east Africa.