FAO highlights camels’ roles in fight against climate change

TEHRAN – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture Jahad and the University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, marked the World Camel Day 2023 on 22 June in Ardabil Province.

The United Nations has designated 2024 as the International Year of Camelids, acknowledging their role in protecting ecosystems, conserving biodiversity, and ensuring food security in the face of climate change.

Yubak Dhoj G C, FAO Representative ad interim to Iran, in a message drew attention to the critical global issues of food security and climate change, and the significant role that camels play in addressing these challenges.

“Climate change exacerbates the risks to food security, particularly for vulnerable countries and populations. It leads to the loss of rural livelihoods, degradation of ecosystems, and disruptions in food systems. Additionally, indigenous communities, who rely heavily on biodiversity for their sustenance, face heightened vulnerability as biodiversity continues to decline,” Dhoj G C stated.

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