To obtain food security for the billions of people, the small scale farmers must play a major role.
Food security, food production and environment protection are closely linked and are important not only for the millions of farmers directly affected, but also for the societies at large. The farmers need to learn better farming methods, and they need to be integrated in the economy of their countries.
With climate change having more and more consequences, the environment is threatened at a new level, and the struggle for the immediate food security and for making a surplus food production intensifies.
Some of the bigger environmental problems of the Earth are closely linked to water and food production. They threaten peace and stability in many places and braod and inclusive solutions must be found together with the people.