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Two-thirds of adults living in poverty worldwide earn their income through agriculture, yet smallholder farmers receive only 1.7pc of total climate finance

Two-thirds of adults living in poverty worldwide earn their income through agriculture, yet smallholder farmers receive only 1.7pc of total climate finance

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Two-thirds of adults living in poverty worldwide earn their income through agriculture, yet smallholder farmers receive only 1.7pc of total climate finance

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the continuing Covid-19 pandemic and growing instability in the global economy, world leaders gathering for the next G7 summit have their hands full with urgent responsibilities.

Rising to these challenges requires following through on promises to achieve peace, protect public health and ease poverty. But it also means addressing a threat that both dwarfs and implicates all the others: climate change.


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