Crop Biotech Update

FAO DG: Transform Agriculture through Climate-Smart Practices

December 10, 2010

Investments in developing countries and world agriculture is important to safeguard future world food supplies against the impacts of climate change says Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General Jacques Diouf. In a press conference at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico, Diouf explained that agriculture needs to be transformed and practices that are "climate-smart" must be adopted to eradicate world hunger.

"By climate smart, we mean agriculture that sustainably increases productivity and resilience to environmental pressures, while at the same time reduces greenhouse gas emissions or removes them from the atmosphere, because we cannot ignore the fact that agriculture is itself a large emitter of greenhouse gases," he said.

View http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/48601/icode/ for the FAO press release.