What is Climate Resilience?
At Fairfood, we are committed to promoting the transition to a sustainable food system. One that can withstand the challenges of a changing climate. Part of this journey is therefore to support the development of climate resilient farming communities, where farmers can continue to produce food even in the face of changing weather patterns.
According to C2ES climate resilience can be defined as follows:
“The ability to prepare for, recover from, and adapt to impacts from climate change.”
The pace of climate change quickens and the impacts – think prolonged droughts or heavy rains, sometimes resulting in floods – are a daily reality for small-scale farmers. Especially in low- and middle- income countries, these farmers struggle to adapt to this new reality; often, their income is too low to invest in making their farm more climate resilient. An unusual long dry season can therefore lead to a failed harvest, and even destroy a farmer’s livelihood.
We need to reform agriculture to combat the climate crisis, ensuring food security for all! Together with companies, cooperatives and farmers, Fairfood works on creating innovative and sustainable solutions on climate resilience.