5. Address the health needs of women.

 

Good governance and improved food security depend upon putting in place the conditions that will enable an organic slowing of the population growth, based on both improved maternal and child health and voluntary family planning.

Improve smallholder farmers' ability to adapt to climate change.

 

Improving the resilience and ability of millions of smallholder farmers to adapt to climate change means thinking outside the box of agriculture per se. It requires thinking of farm families in a holistic way, and making sure couples have access to the information and the services they need to adequately space the birth of their children; and to have families of the size they desire and can adequately provide for, especially given the minimal resources they typically have at their disposal.

Photo Credit: flickr@Barry Pousman. Toure Family, Yero Goli, Senegal.