These Farmers Aren’t Talking About It, They Are Doing It

As negotiators head to Copenhagen this week, an article in The Nation highlights something we rarely hear about–how small farmers all over Africa are already adapting to more erratic weather events and higher temperatures. Through agroforestry practices that integrate trees into crop rotations, farmers are improving soil, conserving water, increasing yields, and sequestering carbon, making farms more resilient as the effects of climate change become more evident (see blog posts here and here for more on agroforestry). These practices are another reminder that curbing climate change is not only something farmers will benefit from, but also something that will benefit greatly from small farmers, themselves.

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