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]

Driving agricultural research agenda with focus on the most vulnerable

Brussels | Belgium | Januar 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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COP23 requests subsidiary bodies to act on agriculture

Bonn | Germany | November 2017 During the COP 23, a break-through in dealing with agriculture under the Convention was made. Issues related to agriculture are elevated to the higher level of strategic debate.

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Events Climate Change [ID: 168]
2018
21. February
Global | Wednesday, 21. February 2018 | Online

Webinar: Advancing the Koronivia joint work on agriculture under the UNFCCC

Register now for the upcoming webinar to discuss the implications of the Koronivia decision for the future work on agriculture under SBSTA and SBI.

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2018
26. February
Global | Monday, 26. February 2018 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The First Arab Land Conference

The First Arab Land Conference will be hosted by the Dubai Land Department and held in Dubai, UAE, between 26-28 /February/2018.

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2018
27. February
Platform | Tuesday, 27. February 2018 | Rome, Italy

Consultations on issues relating to agriculture in climate adaptation and mitigation

The Platform and IFAD are inviting to a consultation on the newest developments following the decision at COP23 to request SBSTA and SBI to review issues relating to agriculture.

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2018
6. March
Global | Tuesday, 6. March 2018 | Nairobi, Kenya

Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit

By providing keynote addresses, panel discussions and interactive roundtable sessions, the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit enables robust debates on sustainable agricultural transformation and innovations in seed technology, soil and drought management in East Africa.

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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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