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The Global Donor Platform is launching the autumn 2019 webinar series

28 Aug 2019

The Global Donor Platform’s autumn 2019 webinar series, to be launched on 10th September, is a series of four webinars that cover a wide range of topics, from rural producer agency and agricultural value chains to climate-smart-agriculture (CSA) and youth network in Africa.


What pathways for farmers in adapting to climate change?

Zurich | Switzerland | 19 June 2019

Representatives from international organisations, donors, private foundations and knowledge institutes met in Zurich to discuss different adaptation pathways that will be needed for different types of farmers amid the pressure to feed a growing world population under rising world temperatures.


3rd Annual Forum of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture

Bonn | Germany | 15-16 June 2019

The 3rd annual forum of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture met in Bonn, Germany from 15-16 June 2019 to take stock of the progress made so far in supporting climate smart agriculture.


3rd Meeting of the Thematic Working Group on Agriculture, Food Security, and Land Use

Rome | Italy | 16-18 April 2019

The 3rd meeting of the Thematic Working Group met at the FAO in Rome from 16-18 April 2019 to take stock of the progress made so far in supporting NDC implementation in agricultural sectors and in planning the group’s future work plans.


2019 G7 Summit in France to Tackle Global Inequality: Agriculture Discussions to Take Place in Development Ministerial Meetings

January 2019

The increased inequality in today’s world will be the central theme to France’s G7 Presidency this year at the G7 Summit, 24-26 August in Biarritz, France. In its strategy, gender equality and climate will be two priorities.


Agriculture and Climate-Smart Approaches Gain Prominence at COP24

Katowice | Poland | 2-14 December 2018

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Katowice, Poland continued the work of last year’s COP regarding agriculture’s role in climate change adaptation and mitigation. The conference saw the inauguration of the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) that focuses on addressing approaches to food security, the vulnerability of agriculture to climate change, and how to mitigate agriculture’s contribution to climate change. 


Far More than a Buzz Word: Agroecology is Gaining Momentum on the International Agenda

Rome | Italy | 15 Oct 2018

A transformation of agriculture and food systems has become paramount in the face of the world's rapidly deteriorating natural resources. Can agroecology finally blaze the way for sustainable development that benefits all? Or is it nothing but an overrated buzzword?


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.


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.