ACT EU Position Paper Food Security and Climate Change October 2017

food security and climate change

ACT EU Position Paper on Food Security and Climate Change October 2017

Towards a climate resilient agriculture and food systems: A critical assessment and alternatives to climate-smart agriculture.

This briefing sets out the ACT EU position on what we believe are the best solutions to build climate resilient agriculture systems and meet the right to food for all. This position is based on our comparative analysis of the currently in vogue ‘climate-smart agriculture’ framework versus the alternative framework of food sovereignty and agroecology.

The paper makes recommendations on climate finance and on climate change mitigation initiaties and adaptation in the agriculture sector suggesting a list of criteria to support transformational change towards agroecology, ensuring food security and sovereignty, restoring ecosystems and biodiversity, as well as defending human rights.