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]

Interactive map shows climate change’s effects on food security

Online | 1 Jun 2016 |Most vulnerable are rural populations that depend on agriculture, the ones that also produce the majority of food supply for their countries and the world.

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Financing to catalyse private sector investments in climate-smart agriculture

Online | 11 Apr 2016 |The IADB launched an initiative Climate-Smart Agriculture Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean to facilitate finance while promoting climate resilience.

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GFFA and G20 highlight the role of agriculture in achieving food security

Berlin | Germany | 16 Jun 2016 |The Agriculture ministries of G20 and the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) reaffirmed the role of agriculture and rural development in achieving food security.

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Events Climate Change [ID: 168]
2017
9. May
Global | Tuesday, 9. May 2017 | Utrecht, the Netherlands

Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture Europe 2017

The European edition of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture will host the Agtech Leaders Summit from 9-10 May to support government, industry and science as hundreds of experts convene to find new ways to ensure sufficient, competitive, safe, and sustainable food production.

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2017
9. May
Global | Tuesday, 9. May 2017 | Vilach, Austria

Agriculture Days Conference 2017

The 5th Annual Agrifuture Days Conference 2017 will take place on 9-10 May 2017. The organisers look forward to making Agrifuture Days 2017 a learning opportunity for partners, friends and colleagues attending the conference while sharing the beautiful location in Kigali, the main city of Rwanda / Africa.

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2017
1. June
Global | Thursday, 1. June 2017 | Worldwide

World Milk Day 2017

The UN declared in 2001 World Milk Day to take place every June 1, recognising how important milk is for healthy nutrition and the fact that dairy sector supports the livelihoods of up to one billion people worldwide.

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2017
9. July
Global | Sunday, 9. July 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

Rural Development Conference 2017

This highly exciting and challenging international Conference at the AETAS Lumpini Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others. Attendance of delegates from more than 40 countries is expected.

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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.

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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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