Since the first Agriculture Day in 2009, a consortium of the world’s most influential agricultural groups including research, civil society, the private sector, and farmers groups, have joined to successfully raise awareness of the role of agriculture in the climate debate. Now, agriculture has received increased recognition in the climate change negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the event (the 5th in this series) has evolved to include Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods (ALL 5 Day).
This year’s event Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5: Solutions for People in Drylands and Beyond aims to add value to the climate debate, and help discussions progress by leveraging the collective expertise and knowledge that consortium members and event participants bring to the table.
This full day event during COP18 in Doha, Qatar, provides a unique opportunity for the natural resource and agriculture community to share solutions for climate change adaptation and mitigation in agricultural landscapes. The event will provide a venue to engage with key stakeholders and decision makers and develop solutions that can feed into 2013 UNFCCC discussions.
The event will provide a forum to exchange knowledge and experiences, and aims to identify:
Existing, large-scale solutions to specific mitigation and adaptation challenges that can benefit farmers, in particular small scale farmers;
Gaps with limited existing solutions or limited available knowledge;
Potential trade-offs in implementing existing, known solutions
Roundtable sessions will allow participants to exchange ideas and identify possible solutions, areas for action and challenges, and an Ideas Marketplace will allow participants to highlight specific activities and innovations that can contribute to solutions.
Under the banner of “Living Landscapes”, which refers to the interconnections between agriculture and forests and their impacts on people and society, Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5 is the second of two popular conferences on the sidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) annual Conference of the Parties. Forest Day 6 will take place on December 2 at the same venue.
Read more about the event here.