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Why it's important

The dominant industrial food production model - characterized by commercial seeds, chemical use, high water usage, giant gas-guzzling farm equipment, and a massive fossil fuel-based global transport system - is both very vulnerable to climate change and a significant contributor to it.

Increasing genetic and cultural diversity in food systems, and maintaining this biodiversity in the commons is vital to building resilience to the challenges of climate change.

A rapid global transition to multifunctional, biodiverse farming systems and localized diversified food systems is imperative both for mitigating and adapting to climate change and for ensuring food sovereignty.
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Along with providing a long-lasting solution to climate change, this transition to agroecological food and farming systems, would also ensure the livelihoods of more than 1.5 billion smallholder farmers globally and serve as examples of sustainability which the world must urgently learn from.

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