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  • Victor Biwot Sireet Tea Growers Kenya

    International Climate Agreements are Failing Smallholder Farmers

    20 May 2016 by By Victor Biwot, Manager of Sireet Tea Outgrowers in Kenya, a Fairtrade certified organization

     A report published this week by Oxfam has criticized the Paris climate talks for having ‘failed’ poorer countries adapting to global warming. Entitled “Unfinished Business”, it points out the financial support pledged to tackle climate change falls well short of what is needed, which means those most vulnerable to its impact – small-scale farmers – are being 'left on their own'. Victor Biwot, a tea farmer from Kenya, agrees the West needs to be more realistic.

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