News | 06 Nov, 2022

Open letter: over 350 million family farmers warn that global food security is at risk without more support for climate adaptation at CO27

Organisations representing more than 350 million family farmers and producers published an open letter to world leaders today, warning that global food security is at risk unless governments boost adaptation finance for small-scale production and promote a shift to more diverse, low-input agriculture.

Launched November 7, on the first day of UNFCCC COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, the letter is addressed to the 90 heads of state meeting to discuss food security and climate finance. The letter warns that the ‘global food system is ill-equipped to deal with the impacts of climate change, even if we limit global heating to 1.5C’ and says ‘building a food system that can feed the world on a hot planet’ must be a priority for COP27.

The open letter was coordinated by the IUCN and the Forest and Farm Facility. Read the press release here and the full open letter here.