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Climate change and agriculture:
What are the solutions for improving food security?

Frédéric Hénin, Editor-in-chief, Terre-net

Article published in Terre-net Média

Success for the next Cop21 Climate Conference in Paris, December 2015 will be impossible without an agricultural component. The reduction of greenhouse gases must not jeopardize food security in developing countries.

The ongoing negotiations at the Cop21 Climate Conference - to be held in Paris in December – in the aim of reaching an agreement on reducing greenhouse gases must address the global food challenge.

The International Forum on “Agriculture and climate change” held Friday, 20th February 2015, organized by Ceneca (National centre for agricultural exhibitions and contests) and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Agriculture in partnership with the Fnsea (National Federation of Agricultural Unions) and Groupama Insurance, among others, was the first meeting in preparation for the conference.

During the four roundtables within the program, speakers discussed climate change, its consequences for agriculture and the solutions for ensuring competitive agricultural development worldwide.


The fourth roundtable forum brought together several ministers of Agriculture (Algeria, Egypt, Netherlands, Morocco and South Africa). They explained the role of public policies to address climate change while ensuring the agricultural development of the countries affected by climate change.

Xavier Beulin, president of the FNSEA and Stéphane Le Foll, French Minister of Agriculture were also among the participants. They discussed their desire to see the Cop21 Conference conclude with an agreement.

The climate challenge must be associated with food security. Faced with this double challenge, the world must understand the existing or potential interconnection between countries in terms of solutions. We must help the 2.7 billion subsistence farmers to adapt to climate change while increasing their agricultural production.

Current scientific and agronomic data means we can no longer reduce the next climate agreement to a single conflict of interest between the North and the South. On the contrary it demonstrates the need to mobilize all forms of agriculture to meet global climate and food challenges. It questions certain a priori on the impact of livestock and other agronomic aspects in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. For example, extensive breeding systems are proportionally more pollutant than intensive breeding.

Finally, in the medium term, it is research that holds the key to the climate and food challenge in 2015. It is urgent.

François Hollande is expected to close the forum at the end of the day.

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Paris, 26 June 2019