CBD COP11: Small farms buffered from climate change risk

P.V. Satheesh, director, Deccan Development Society, interview: Rio Conventions Pavilion, CBD COP11, 15/10/2012 – P.V. Satheesh, director of the Deccan Development Society says the small landholders his organisation works with are using biodiversity, irrigation free farming to insulate themselves from the climate crisis. For this he reason Satheesh believes small farms have a role to play in ensuring food security as climate change impacts take hold.

He also says small farmers are more productive and efficient than larger land owners, as well as being more sustainable.