United NationsДепартамент по экономическим и социальным вопросам Sustainable Development

Major Group: Farmers

STATEMENT MADE BY IFAP - FARMERS ? May 5 ? Thematic Discussions ? Investing in
energy and industrial development..- Conf. Room 4 from 10:00 ? 3:00 ?CSD 14
My nane is Maria Christina Pacheco, here representing IFAP farmers from a member
organization called ORPLANA, Brazil
Farmers ? Producers of HUMAN BEING - FUEL (your every day food)
Fases with barriers that prevent them sometimes, from adapting to the now
globalized world. We face climate change effects and also have to use
sustainable sources of energy. We have market problens...the price of our
products has the smaller share on the price the consumer pays for it.
There are many barriers to face:
Farmers LACK THE FINANCIAL CAPITAL to invest in new sustainable
practices.
It is need to continue to EXPAND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ? and make it
available to the farmers.
Detailed regional information for climate change impacts and lack of capital
make predictions and adaptations difficult to realise. NO Internet network
for most farmers in under development countries.
It is essential to recognize the important role of farmers and growers both
as representing one of the most affected sectors by climate change but also
as a sector with a huge potential in the design of instruments and tool to
address this problem.
If the DEVELOPDED WORLD invest in RENEWABLE ENERGY in the
underdeveloped countries, WE FARMERS could produce it, such as,
ETHANOL ?BIODIESEL etc. And POVERTY could vanished of the
world as planned and wished. So I would like to finish this statement saying
WE FARMER ARE THE SOLUTION AND NOT THE PROBLEM,