Tell President Obama to Address Food and Agriculture in His Climate Action Plans

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For every 1000 signatures, NationofChange will send a letter to President Obama, asking him to address food and agriculture in his upcoming climate action plan.

The theme of this year's World Food Day is "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too."

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is calling on countries around the world to focus on climate change and food security. According to the FAO:

"One of the biggest issues related to climate change is food security. The world’s poorest - many of whom are farmers, fishers and pastoralists - are being hit hardest by higher temperatures and an increasing frequency in weather-related disasters.

At the same time, the global population is growing steadily and is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. To meet such a heavy demand, agriculture and food systems will need to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and become more resilient, productive and sustainable. This is the only way that we can ensure the wellbeing of ecosystems and rural populations and reduce emissions.

Growing food in a sustainable way means adopting practices that produce more with less in the same area of land and use natural resources wisely. It also means reducing food losses before the final product or retail stage through a number of initiatives including better harvesting, storage, packing, transport, infrastructure, market mechanisms, as well as institutional and legal frameworks."

NationofChange is standing with the FAO in asking President Obama to address food and agriculture in his climate action plan and invest more in rural development.


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  • Sign the petition: Tell President Obama to Address Food and Agriculture in His Climate Action Plans
  • Camilla I Weinandt
  • Stacy Wykle
  • Few are discussing agriculture, but food production and processing and transport all have IMMENSE impact on the environment in general, and on atmospheric CO2, fossil fuel consumption, and water resources,, in particular. Please ramp up the discussion and implement appropriate policies NOW.

    Sincerely,

    Merry Youle
  • Large scale regenerative agriculture and carbon farming/sequestration can quickly stop and even reverse global warming while restoring fertility to our pesticide-drenched, depleted farmlands and fostering a healthy ecosystem for pollinators and butterflies and humans.
  • Heidi Thorsness
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