This was COP 27 for agriculture 

From 6-18 November the COP27 took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Like every year, our colleagues from IFOAM – Organics International participated to the COP, bringing the voice of the organic movement to the UN Climate Change Conference. 

Historically, agriculture has not been very prominent on the agenda of climate negotiations. This year, however, several pavilions were dedicated to food and farming. Saturday 12 November was also dedicated to adaptation and agriculture. 

We have co-signed a letter with 70 other organisations representing more than 350 million family farmers and producers highlighting the critical role that small-scale farmers play for global food security and the need to significantly increase the amount of adaptation finance available to them. 

Our colleagues from IFOAM – Organics International participated in various sessions to highlight the contribution of organic farming to climate mitigation and adaptation. You can watch some of the sessions in case you have missed them. For example, a session on the climate impact of industrial farming with IFOAM – Organics International’s Policy Manager Gabor Figeczky and an interview IFOAM – Organics International’s President Karen Mapusua.  

We need to transform EU food and farming to fight climate change

Watch the video “Transforming agriculture to combat climate change” on our Youtube channel and find out more about the work of the organic movement related to COP27 in their blogpost

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The work of IFOAM Organics Europe on this topic is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). This page only reflects the views of the authors and its sole responsibility lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. The CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided. 

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