Climate change is making it harder and harder for vulnerable populations to overcome hunger and malnutrition. One of these vulnerable populations is small scale farmers. Some 500 million smallholder producers are already feeding 70% of the world’s people on just 20-30% of its arable land. They aren’t talking about if they can do it – they are doing it! Small-scale producers have demonstrated that they are the solution to the “food crisis” if we would just invest in them.
Climate change poses a major challenge for agriculture in Asia and the Pacific. Given its role in employment, economic development, and global food security, adverse impacts on agriculture are of particular concern.