What havoc is global warming wreaking on organic farmers around the world? What kind of future do these farmers envision?
Three farmers—Julie from Uganda, Goodson from Zambia and Francisco from Chile—speak out about the role of agriculture in climate, in an Earth Day video produced by IFOAM Organics International. Jon, from the Asian Farmers Association, shares his dream of a “farming culture” in a video produced by Regeneration International, a project of OCA.
IFOAM and Regeneration International brought delegations of international farmers to the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris (December 2015). These people, whose livelihoods are tied to a healthy ecosystem, explained to negotiators why organic agriculture matters, and how regenerative farming practices can help them not only survive global warming, but reverse it.
The Paris climate talks ended with 195 countries committing to a plan to limit the global temperature increase to well below 2°C, and to finding ways to keep it under 1.5°C. Included in the conversations this time around was a formal plan, France’s 4 per 1000 Initiative, to include organic regenerative agriculture and land-use practices as a means of reversing global warming. On April 22, Earth Day, about 100 countries will attend a signing ceremony at United Nations headquarters in New York.
Watch the Regeneration International video
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