Global Donor Platform for Rural Development
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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.