The Convention on Biological Diversity has confirmed that climate change and biodiversity do impact each other. A minute change in global temperature impacts agriculture and that translates to lower levels of available food for herd animals and humans. Crops grown in marginal soil will produce even less. Much of the Near-East has barely sustainable land because of the aridity of the area. Unless diverse use of pesticides and fertilizers, crop rotation or mixed farming takes place to reduce the impact of climate change, we are at risk of lower food availability.
To see the full report on The Second Forum on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in the Near East Region visit the website on Convention on Biological Diversity.
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