CLWR has joined with over 30 organizations to encourage Canada to make small-scale farming central to its development program. The Aid for Agriculture coalition recommends that Canada make a signature investment of $2.5 billion over five years to support sustainable agriculture and climate change adaptation for small-scale farmers, especially women.
This would be implemented through various channels (multilateral, bilateral, other development partners) with new funds for agriculture as part of a growing aid budget.
Through appropriate aid investments in sustainable agriculture, Canada can stimulate clean and inclusive economic growth and take immediate action on climate change. Economic growth from agricultural development is at least twice as effective at reducing poverty as growth from other sectors, and climate resilient agriculture helps farmers adapt today while reducing emissions for tomorrow. Indeed, clean and inclusive economic growth, as well as meaningful action on climate change, are not viable without a sustainable agricultural development strategy.
Visit aid4ag.ca to learn more.
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