In March 2018, SFHC was pleased to host a visit from the Seed and Knowledge Initiative (SKI)’s Community of Practice. These experienced and dedicated activists, farmers, and community leaders joined us for several days to exchange knowledge, share… Read More
2021 Climate Change Report: Thoughts and Comments
Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group 1 report was released. This detailed and extensive document spells out what many of us have known for a long time now. We are in a critical and frightening time, as our climate’s warming has now reached an irreversible threshold. However, hope still resides in our control over the severity of the warming, through our world’s response (via energy, agriculture, infrastructure, social structure, etc). Several strategies for both responding to and mitigating the effects of climate change are also highlighted within the report.
In lieu of this development in climate change communications, SFHC’s work embodies a crucial response. Farmers in the world’s drying regions are going to need tools and support to respond accordingly to our planet’s changes. What will food production look like in the coming years? Will we allow current models of encompassing monopolies to dominate our world’s agricultural stage, or will we move to a regional, adaptive and ecologically-oriented approach? Agroecology and its tenets remain one of the most promising methods of sustainable farming, and our community’s transformation through SFHC is a testament to its power. With Agroecology, farming becomes a collaboration with the natural world, instead of an opposing force.
We sincerely hope that this release will reinvigorate necessary dialogue and action surrounding sustainable farming throughout the world, and we will continue to be a hub for information and support to our farmers and community members!
For more info, and to access the report, visit: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/sixth-assessment-report-working-group-i/