The effects of global warming will reduce global agricultural production by 30 percent by 2050, if appropriate measures are not taken; and, in the case of maize, wheat and other crops, the decline could be as much as 80 percent in southern Africa. This is reflected in the report ‘Climate emergency, food production and Fair Trade’ by the State Coordinator of Fair Trade on the occasion of the celebration of the Climate Summit in Egypt. “From production to consumption, international trade causes a significant impact on the climate crisis,” said the executive director of the world Fair Trade organization, who stressed that the world trade system “needs an urgent transition to sustainable practices, including the social dimension that is the other side of the coin of this crisis” According to estimates by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, developing countries “would need between $180 billion and $300 billion annually for actions to adapt to climate change.”
The report also concludes that climate change poses “a serious threat to food production”. Extreme events such as storms, hurricanes or droughts devastate crops, destroy agricultural infrastructures and cause desertification and the reduction of arable land..

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