Climate change—especially shifts in precipitation, air temperature, and soil moisture—is disrupting agricultural production and food systems, and is projected to reduce the availability and affordability of nutritious food. Impacts are distributed unevenly, with farmworkers, subsistence-based communities, and rural populations facing increasing risks. Opportunities that leverage agroecological approaches can limit emissions from agriculture and improve the resilience of rural communities.

    Key points:

  • Agricultural Adaptation Increases Resilience in an Evolving Landscape
  • Climate Change Disrupts Our Food Systems in Uneven Ways
  • Rural Communities Face Unique Challenges and Opportunities

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