• The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has said that climate change would push 100 million people into the abyss of poverty by 2030. Close to half of these would be due to climate change’s impacts on agriculture.
  • Global development and government representatives from across the world made an appeal to urgently spend more on rural development to avoid a catastrophic situation arising out of the climate emergency during IFAD’s 43rd Governing Council meeting in Rome
  • In 2018, 90 per cent of 17.2 million people displaced by disasters were due to weather and climate-related events.
  • “Conflict stops agricultural production and stops millions of people lifting themselves out of poverty

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