Climate change fundamentally impacts all parts of society and adaptation needs to be at the core of development. SLU will further increase its efforts towards context specific solutions for increased resilience and adaptation as well as mitigation. Major challenges include transforming agriculture and food systems into resilient systems with low emissions, and balancing forestry’s role to store carbon and provide biomaterials with biodiversity conservation and resilience of local communities.
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According to FAO, between 20 and 40 percent of crop production are lost before harvest due to pests. Jointly with partners, SLU has developed a resource package for healthy harvests in a changing climate.