Global Donor Platform for Rural Development
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The latest activities and accomplishments of the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change are summarised in the report to the Platform members by the Commission's coordinator Christine Negra. In its effort to help the world achieve food security in the context of climate change, the Commission has attained the following targets:
The Commissioners have indicated that, in their view, the real opportunities lie ahead for targeted outreach to key decision-makers, in collaboration with core partners, such as the member organisations of the Platform. There is a wealth of opportunities to adapt the Commission's findings and recommendations to a range of audiences with emphasis on integrating across climate change, agriculture, food security, trade and rural development policy processes. For example:
The Commission was convened by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) with support from the Global Donor Platform in February 2011. The aim was to identify the policy changes and actions that are needed now to help the world achieve sustainable agriculture that contributes to food security and poverty reduction, and helps respond to climate change adaptation and mitigation goals.
Chaired by the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser, professor Sir John Beddington, the Commission brought together senior natural and social scientists working in agriculture, climate, food and nutrition, economics, and natural resources from Australia, Brazil, Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, France, Kenya, India, Mexico, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.