Food systems around the globe are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, which are set to become more frequent and intense over the coming decades. Crop cultivation, livestock, fisheries and aquaculture, as well as related sectors such as forestry are heavily affected by changes in weather patterns, extreme weather events, and slow-onset processes such as sea-level rise, soil degradation, and loss of ecosystem services. Climate change exacerbates existing social and economic vulnerabilities in food producers, communities, and supply and value chains. A just transition will be vital to enable more resilient development and help protect lives, livelihoods, businesses, public finances, and infrastructure. To ensure that the planet moves towards a sustainable, ethical and climate-friendly and food secure one, it is important to address economic, social and environmental risk in a holistic and inclusive manner. Further, it is crucial to engage key stakeholders from different sectors, exchange experiences, and coordinate efforts to manage risks and build resilience.
SLYCAN Trust works to strengthen the awareness and understanding of sustainable, ethical and climate-friendly food systems through engagement with diverse stakeholders on different levels, research, policy analysis, the creation of an evidence base, identification of entry points and opportunities, knowledge-sharing and dissemination, and capacity-building of key actors.
A Project Supported by Humane Society International
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