How can agriculture be transformed to achieve food security and climate change goals? This is the main question that will be posed during the Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change in The Hague from 31 October to 5 November 2010.
Organized by The Netherlands, in close cooperation with Ethiopia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway and Viet Nam along with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Bank, this conference will gather governments, international organisations, the private sector, civil society and the scientific community as well as local community producers to discuss ways to tackle both climate change and food security.
As a contribution to the conference, FAO just released a report on “Climate-smart” agriculture: policies, practices and financing for food security, adaptation and mitigation. It highlights the fact that effective “climate-smart” practices already exist – the report provides many examples – and could be widely implemented in developing countries. But FAO also warns that current resources are significantly insufficient to finance the transition to “climate-smart” agriculture. The report argues that greater coherence among agriculture, food security and climate change policy-making is urgently needed.
Read the FAO press release on the report here.
Follow the daily news coverage of the Conference here.