Climate change already affects agriculture and food security, and if no urgent actions are taken, will put millions of people at risk of hunger and poverty. The expected effects of climate change – higher temperatures, more frequent extreme weather events, water shortages, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, land degradation, ecosystems disruption and biodiversity loss – could seriously compromise agriculture’s ability to feed the most vulnerable, thus impeding progress towards the eradication of hunger, malnutrition, and poverty (FAO, 2016).

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