Global Donor Platform for Rural Development
Godesberger Allee 119 | 53175 Bonn | Germany
phone: +49 228 249 341 65
fax: +49 228 249 342 15
FAO engagement with the Platform’s agriculture and climate change working group provided opportunities for informed exchange of ideas between leading specialists in the field. These exchanges benefited the FAO programme on climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Adapting agricultural practise to climate change is critical to the food security and nutrition of the world’s population. Agriculture is highly exposed to climate change, as farming activities directly depend on climatic conditions. While agriculture contributes to the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, it can also help to provide solutions to the climate problem.
The Platform work stream on climate change and resilience in agriculture seeks to build understanding of the ‘multiple wins’ — including climate change adaptation, mitigation, development and food security — to be attained through sustainable agriculture.
Recognising agriculture as both part of the challenge and the solution, this Platform work stream unites members and partners in order to share knowledge and plan advocacy to ensure sustainable agriculture is appropriately reflected in their organisations’ policies and on international agendas. It also follows international processes such as the UN Conference on Sustainable Development and the annual Conferences of the Parties.
Draft version of the annual workplan for Platform activities.
Global objective__ To increase knowledge of and promote ARD's potential to reduce poverty and mitigate climate change
Knowledge sharing (internal)
|Increase donor knowledge on climate change and resilience||H1) ASAP donors and IFAD provide information about their contact group
H2) GIZ informs about Resilience in the Sahel
H3) WB informs about their flagships and projects in climate smart agriculture
H4) World Bank informs on landscape approaches concept and application in their projects
|H5) IFAD organises learning event on the nexus of resilience and climate-smart agriculture where Platform members and guests present best practices and lessons learned
H6) Members decide on Platform participation in ARDD during the UNFCCC COP 19
|IFAD||H1) Organise information exchange via telephone conferences, interviews, website etc.
H2-4) Organise VBs with IFAD and ASAP donors, GIZ and WB
H5) Provide assistance for learning event
H6) Write concept note on ARDD 2013