Archive for the ‘Climate-smart agriculture’ Category

20111207-135825.jpgJacob Zuma, Kofi Annan and Meles Zenawi support Climate-smart Agriculture at Durban.


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The summary if the Climate-smart knowledge day is now available here

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For the first time ever during UN Climate Change talks, FAO presented all its work on food security and climate change in one single event. Near 100 attendants had the chance to learn more about FAO’s work on climate change in one single venue and engage in a debate on topics ranging from fisheries to soil carbon sequestration, all the way to genetic resources and energy and food systems.

Experiences from Malawi, South Africa, Brazil and Cambodia on Climate-smart agricultural practices, deforestation and fisheries were also discussed during this one day event.

An event that deserves a repeat for sure. If you didn’t get a chance to attend, no worries the presentations are here and there will be a side event on 2 December on climate-smart agriculture organized by the Rome-based agencies: FAO, IFAD, WFP at COP 17 at 13.15-14.45 in Room 2 of the ICC center in Durban, South Africa.

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The Agriculture and Rural Development Day is organized by a number of partners, including FAO, on 3 December in Durban.

The Wall Street Journal has acknowledged the joint communication by the organizers in the WSJ blog.

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How does one transition to climate-smart agriculture? How much energy is used in the food systems and what can we do about it? How do we know how much forest is actually lost, and what does agriculture have to do with it? What guidelines are available for forestry, fisheries and agriculture? And what is climate-smart agriculture anyway?

At the climate-smart knowledge day on 29 November you will get some of the answers.

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