Rome, 14 Aug 2015. For Brian the Platform had always recognised the necessity to do both knowledge exchange and advocacy. The Platform added value to the networking of knowledge, but it had become clear over the years that it needed to go into detail on particular topics. As the international community moves into the climate meetings in Paris, someone needs to highlight again that agriculture is not only part of the problem, but also very much part of the solution to climate adaptation and climate mitigation. If the Platform is able to produce in the lead-up to the Paris Meeting small pieces that advocate for outputs, that stress the role of agriculture in supporting the climate agenda, it would be very welcome.