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Climate change means more extreme weather events like mega droughts and floods. But even the poor farmer can be prepared for the impact of climate change. Droughts caused by climate change mean land degradation and livestock deaths. Floods aggravated by climate change mean soil erosion and water logged soils. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization is testing simple measures in Ethiopia that will reduce the impact of climate change. See why COP 16 in Cancun is so important.