Thursday, 18 September 2014

U.N. Pushes Climate-Smart Agriculture – But Are the Farmers Willing to Change?

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Is this climate-smart agriculture? Farmin' North American style!
KARNAL, India, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to make a strong pitch to world political leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York on Sep. 23 to accept new emissions targets and their timelines. Story here.

1 comment:

P in P said...

Surely you jest, U.N/IPS! I truly hope you are not suggesting the kind of farmers depicted in the story's photo (smallholders and landless peasants) need to "adapt" to "climate-smart" ways! What should they be doiing? Using 500 hp tractors and other, massive, fuel-guzzling machinery? Give your head a shake! To not even reference the role of western, industrialized agriculture is to make a travesty of the whole process!