Agriculture "fundamental" to fighting climate change

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Farmers growing lettuce and other vegetables in the highlands of Bevatu Settlement, Nadrau, Viti Levu, Fiji. Photo: IFAD/Susan Beccio

Agriculture is a fundamental part of global efforts to combat the impacts of climate change, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The UN agency is calling for a transformation of the sector that will see more sustainable management of water and other natural resources

Boosting agriculture can also help to reduce poverty and hunger while also creating jobs, especially for young people.

Agricultural issues were the focus this Wednesday at the UN's climate conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, known as COP22.

Sandra Ferrari has been speaking to Mike Davis, Senior Natural Resources Officer at FAO headquarters in Rome.

Duration: 3’28″

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