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]

COP23 requests subsidiary bodies to act on agriculture

Bonn | Germany | 17 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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FAO Strategy on Climate Change

Rome | Italy | 12-16 June 2017 The secretariat visited our members in Rome to discuss programmatic and institutional developments concerning climate-resilient agriculture.

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Platform members prepare to tackle the issue of climate resilient agriculture

Rome | Italy | 12-16 Jun 2017 The secretariat visited our members in Rome to discuss programmatic and institutional developments concerning climate-resilient agriculture.

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Events Climate Change [ID: 168]
2017
28. November
Global | Tuesday, 28. November 2017 | Johannesburg, South Africa

The 4th Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture

The conference takes forward the initiative on research and science started in October 2010 with the aim to bring science to bear on practical advances in scaling up climate smart agriculture.

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2017
29. November
Global | Wednesday, 29. November 2017 | Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Africa-EU Summit 2017

Since the historic first Africa-EU Summit in Cairo in 2000, where the Africa-EU partnership framework was established, considerable change has taken place on both continents, which challenge the way Africa and Europe perceive each other.

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2017
12. December
Global | Tuesday, 12. December 2017 | Rome, Italy

GACSA Annual Forum 2017

Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture is inviting to the Annual Forum 2017. The Forum will take place between 12-14 December 2017 in Rome, Italy.

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2018
18. January
Global | Thursday, 18. January 2018 | Berlin, Germany

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2018

The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference that focuses on central questions concerning the future of the global agri-food industry.

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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

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Contact | Member

Sebastién Subsol

Ministry of Foreign Affairs France

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