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Make the change: Invest in farmers in the developing world now! #AdaptNow

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There are 836 million extremely poor women, men and children in the world today. The majority of them live in rural areas and depend on agriculture.

Without action, climate change will devastate smallholder farmers, who will be affected by greater risks- from rising sea levels to more frequent storms and droughts.

Make the change: invest in farmers in the developing world now!

IFAD, ahead of the UN’s Paris Climate Change Summit (COP21) in December, is asking you to sign this petition asking country negotiators to ensure that any agreement on climate change does not leave out smallholder farmers.

We will take the petition to the Climate Summit on 7 December, where IFAD will urge negotiators to agree to a fair climate deal, which supports country level action to reduce smallholder farmers’ climate vulnerability.

IFAD’s role in the fight against climate change

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialised United Nations agency, works in 100 countries to support rural development and food security. Its portfolio includes investments that directly target smallholder farmers. It works in partnership with national governments, farmers’ cooperatives and community-level institutions to support sustainable agriculture.

IFAD-supported projects channel climate and development finance to smallholder farmers so they can access the information, tools and technologies that help them adapt to climate change.

Find out more about this campaign on IFAD's website here



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