In the scorching heat of Africa, where climate change intensifies, farming becomes an arduous task. COP28 in Dubai brings a ray of hope for smallholder farmers. The Food and Agriculture Declaration, endorsed by over 130 world leaders, emerges as a vital tool to bridge the gap between food systems and climate change. With agriculture contributing 22-27% of global emissions, this landmark declaration emphasizes building sustainable, climate-resilient food systems. Jyotsna Puri, from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), underscores the importance of a people-centered approach, focusing on local value chains. The declaration, addressing the challenges faced by smallholder farmers in Africa and Asia, aims to transform food and agriculture equitably. Click here to read more.