Potato famers in Zambia loading their truck. Credit: africa924 / Shutterstock.com

Shaping a climate-smart global food system

In the developing world, the agricultural sector is a major provider of food, nutrition and jobs, and a valuable source of earnings from exported goods. Given the significance of this for national economies in these countries, the sector is seen as crucial to improving stewardship of the environment.

This report from the World Bank aims to help improve the productivity and resilience of the current food system, and to make agriculture part of the solution to climate change. By presenting valuable research and  new tools for policymakers,  to be able to help them  better address the impacts of a warming climate on agriculture and food production.

It suggests that the nexus of food security, productivity, and climate change must come into sharper focus now that the international community works toward the new Sustainable Development Goals, and argues that climate-smart agriculture is central to efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity.