People around the world are learning about climate change and discovering ways to reduce their impact on the climate as well as adapt to a changing climate. The long-term availability of water – local and statewide – is of growing concern to farmers and ranchers. Increasing temperatures and more frequent droughts will increase competition for water resources.
It is estimated that by 2050, 45 percent of the world’s population will live in countries chronically short of water. How we adapt and respond to climate change around the globe is critical for everyone. Climate smart agriculture is an approach to developing the technical, policy and investment conditions to achieve sustainable agricultural development and food security under climate change.