Climate Change [ID: 166]

Climate resilient agriculture

The negative impact of climate change on agriculture and rural development is well documented and its severity well accepted. The 2015 Paris Agreement of the FCCC on climate change action opened new windows of opportunity to jointly address adaptation and mitigation of climate impacts in the rural space of developing countries.

The issue of food security was explicitly mentioned in relation to climate change and the importance of safeguarding it and ending hunger is mentioned in the preamble of the agreement.

Countries have shared their intention and willingness to linking agriculture to climate change. 80% of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) name agriculture as one major vehicle to counterbalance increasingly stress climate conditions which FAO has recently analysed and provided a summary.

The Global Donor Platform is currently undertaking a first analysis of donor and IFI reactions to the climate challenge in agriculture and rural development. However, many strategic and programmatic issues still need to be clarified and approaches agreed upon with regard to ARD and bilateral finance availability, the GEF and the Climate Finance and Facilities of the World Bank and the regional banks and funds, the Green Climate Fund and private sector investments. IFAD is currently mainstreaming climate resilience components into their regular lending portfolio, while the grant provisions through IFAD’s Adaptation fore Smallholder Agriculture Programme will continue.

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COORDINATION & ADVOCACY

Latest Climate Change [ID: 36]

Achieving NDCs through Agriculture – peer learning and knowledge sharing for success

Rome | Italy | Mar 2018 The Nationally Determined Contrinbutions (NDC) as offered by all country Parties of FCCC to seal the Paris Agreement in 2015, are very ambitious when it comes to agriculture.

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Driving agricultural research agenda with focus on the most vulnerable

Brussels | Belgium | Jan 2018 The European Commission and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched a joint initiative to drive the agricultural research forward to help smallholder farmers deal with climate change impact.

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Strong markets, sustainable resource use and effective policy at the centre of agricultural aid

Canberra | Australia | Nov 2017| Australia released a new 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper. Recognising the new challenges in the world, posed by globalisation, international competition, political alienation.

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Events Climate Change [ID: 168]
2018
2. July
Global | Monday, 2. July 2018 | Utrecht, The Netherlands

Summer Course in Land Governance for Development

Utrecht University is hosting a summer course in Land Governance for Development on 2-13 July 2018. How to optimise the link between land governance, inclusive sustainable development and poverty alleviation? This question informs the programme of the course, organised by the Netherlands Academy for Land Governance (LANDac).

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2018
10. September
Global | Monday, 10. September 2018 | Berlin, Germany

International Conference on Agricultural GHG Emissions and Food Security

The International Conference on Agricultural GHG Emissions and Food Security will take place on 10-13 September in Berlin, Germany.

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2018
22. October
Global | Monday, 22. October 2018 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

UN World Data Forum 2018

The UN World Data Forum 2018 will be hosted by Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, of United Arab Emirates from 22 to 24 October 2018, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Interviews Climate Change [ID: 215]

INTERVIEW | Olu Ajayi, CTA

“Many farmers have phones, we can use them to bring information that can help them in their farming activities and to address the issues of climate change.”

Interview | Estherine Fotabong, Nepad

“It is critical that we look at the relationship between gender and climate change, but particularly women and climate change in the context of Africa.”

Interview | Nathan Russell, CIAT

“It is so general, it sounds so trivial. Now I think I am starting to get it and I am finding myself more and more convinced that this is a viable approach.”

Publications Headline [ID: 216]
Publications Climate Change [ID: 217]

AGRICULTURAL SECTOR IN THE INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS

FAO has released two reports that analyse the connection between climate change and agriculture - focusing on weather disasters as a cause of food insecurity and analysing the role of agriculture in mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

PLANNING, IMPLEMENTING AND EVALUATING CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IN SMALLHOLDER FARMING SYSTEMS

Many smallholder farmers in developing countries are facing food insecurity, poverty and need to deal with climate change impacts and scarce natural resources. Climate-smart agriculture aims to achieve global food security sustainable production.

FACTSHEETS: AGROBIODIVERSITY- THE KEY TO FOOD SECURITY, CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE

To promote awareness and share knowledge on conservation and the sustainable use of agrobiodiversity, GIZ, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, has published this series of seven agrobiodiversity factsheets.

Downloads Climate Change [ID: 218]

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Contacts Climate Change [ID: 219]

Contact | Secretariat

Dr. Christian Mersmann

Senior Policy Advisor

Contact | Member

Sebastién Subsol

Ministry of Foreign Affairs France

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