19 October 2016 | 12:40 pm.

The United Nations (UN) called to take immediate action against climate change and for adapting agricultural systems to prevent hunger, which still affects 800 million people.

As part of the celebration of World Food Day, José Graziano da Silva, Director of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said that climate change is damaging agriculture worldwide.

Droughts resulting from El Niño, increased pests and the destruction in Haiti caused by Hurricane Matthew are some examples of crises that are becoming increasingly probable and difficult to predict.

Graziano da Silva said that the most affected people by climate change “are poor families living in rural areas of developing countries, who under normal circumstances can barely survive.”

Under the motto: “The climate is changing, food and agriculture as well,” the United Nations stressed the need to implement adaptation and mitigation actions in agricultural systems to face climate change, including increasing investment in technological innovation and social programs.

Carlos Slim Foundation performs adaptation and mitigation actions for the conservation of biodiversity. These projects contribute to the National Climate Change Strategy. Most projects are developed in federal protected areas, supporting management and conservation actions carried out by the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP).