Agriculture is heavily impacted by climate change. Farmers worldwide experience unpredictable changes in weather patterns, extreme heat or heavy rains, long periods of droughts, pests and plagues.
While adapting to climate change, the growing global population demands a substantial increase in food production. This puts additional pressure on food and farming systems worldwide. The sector is also a sizeable contributor to climate change. Cooperatives and its farmer members need to operate substantially more sustainable and efficient, increase yields, spare land, and conserving soils and forests.
To address these challenges fundamentally and sustainably, transformation is urgently needed. Cooperatives worldwide have solutions. Agriterra puts trust in cooperative development and international cooperation among cooperatives to effectuate this systemic change. Via cooperatives, large groups of farmers are transitioning to a productive and sustainable way of farming.