Climate Change

Given its potential for reducing carbon emissions, enhancing soil fertility and improving climate resilience, Organic Agriculture should form the basis of comprehensive policy tools for addressing the future of global nutrition and addressing climate change.

IFOAM – Organics International advocates for the inclusion of Organic Agriculture in national governments’ policies on addressing not only climate change, but also hunger and poverty. 

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Latest News


IFOAM – Organics International responds to the Paris Agreement: agroecological practices are essential for it to succeed. Find out more.


IFOAM – Organics International and IFOAM EU will be on-site at the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris campaigning for an international agreement that recognizes the importance of the land sector in food security and combating climate change. Find out more.


IFOAM Delegation: A Review of COP 20. The IFOAM Delegation traveled to Lima to highlight the role sustainable agriculture can play in mitigating climate change and also to draw attention to the plight of smallholder farmers, half of whom belong to the world’s hungriest, yet produce 70% of what we eat... more


IFOAM urges for climate agreement to be set in Paris 2015. World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), and Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) are united in their call to governments at the United Nations climate conference (COP20 Lima) to put agriculture on the table for the Paris climate agreement. Find out more.


Organic agriculture for climate smart landscape solutions. The Global Landscape Forum highlighted a number of successful landscape initiatives based on resilient and affordable agricultural practices, participatory research and showed how farmer-centered methodologies work in practice. Find out more.


IFOAM organizes COP20 side event: Building Resilience to Climate Change and Managing Disaster Risks through Sustainable Agriculture. Find out more.


IFOAM and SOCLA release publication on the role of ecological farming in mitigating climate changeFind out more.


Farming in times of climate change: FiBl's scientists devise ways to make land uses water-efficient and nutrient-efficient to enhance productivity and thus food security in arid zones. Read more.

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