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We can no longer ignore the impact of climate change on global food security

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🗞️ Driving the news: Since June 2023, global extreme weather events, attributed to climate change, are impacting agriculture and escalating hunger and poverty levels
• This surge underscores the pressing need to address global food security

🔭 The context: All across the world, countries are struggling to maintain food supplies India, a major global rice exporter, experienced intense rainfall that threatened its agricultural output and global food supply
• Meanwhile, the U.S. Midwest grappled with droughts affecting key crops, while Europe encountered similar dry spells

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Climate change-induced extreme weather events threaten global ecosystems, endanger species, and deplete essential natural resources
• Addressing these changes is crucial to ensure a sustainable future and maintain Earth's ecological balance

⏭️ What's next: Collaboration between governments, organizations, and communities is pivotal for a sustainable food system
• Moreover, integrating agri-tech and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) emerges as crucial to adapt to weather challenges and bolster global food security

💬 One quote: "We must embrace digitalisation and AI-based solutions for an agricultural revolution addressing today's challenges," (Krishna Kumar, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of Cropin)

📈 One stat: According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, hunger affects 735 million people, a marked increase from 613 million in 2019

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