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    Paris climate talks are failing smallholder farmers

    20 May 2016 by Victor Biwot, manager at Fairtrade-certified Sireet Tea Outgrowers in Kenya

    A report published this week by Oxfam has criticised the Paris climate talks for having ‘failed’ poorer countries adapting to global warming. Entitled “Unfinished Business”, it points out the financial support pledged to tackle climate change falls well short of what is needed which means those most vulnerable to its impact – small-scale farmers – are being 'left on their own'. Victor Biwot, a tea farmer from Kenya, agrees the West needs to be more realistic.

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    We need to scale up climate adaptation programmes

    25 January 2016 by Catalina Jaramillo, climate officer for CLAC

    Farming communities, especially in developing nations, are increasingly feeling the brunt of climate change. Indeed, latest data suggests that 2015 was the warmest on record. Catalina Jaramillo, climate officer from CLAC, Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Small Producers, reflects on the UN climate change talks in Paris he attended, as part of the Fairtrade International delegation. 

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