PARIS: Millions of small farmers around the world need to “substantially increase” climate aid to end hunger and instability, a United Nations agency warned on Saturday.
Gilbert F. Hongbo, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), said in a statement: “Small farmers make little effort to combat climate change, but suffer the most from its effects.”
The IFAD added, “If investment … does not increase enough, we are at risk of massive hunger and global instability.” Hangbo said small farmers’ “growing crop failures and livestock deaths have endangered our entire food system”, and warned that “hunger, poverty and displacement without aid will be even wider.” It will happen. “
The UN agency’s warning comes ahead of the January 25 and 26 climate change summit in the Netherlands. At the gathering, IFAD called for the launch of a new 500 500 million fund called ASAP + “to help food security, reduce greenhouse gases and help more than 10 million people adapt to climate change. What is the intention? ” Austria, Germany, Ireland and Qatar have already said they will do their part.