Commercial Agriculture and climate change
Climate change is exacerbating the challenges faced by the agriculture sector, negatively affecting both crop and livestock systems in most regions.
- 2. Agriculture is also contributing a significant share of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are causing climate change – 17% directly through agricultural activities and an additional 7% to 14% through land use changes. .
- Technical solutions exist and underscore the potential of the agriculture sector to be part of climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions.
- without consistent policy signals, autonomous efforts by farmers are unlikely to be sufficient to create a sustainable, productive and resilient agriculture sector