FAO/OECD Workshop: Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector

The FAO/OECD Workshop on Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector will consider the various types risks to which agriculture is prone, the incidence climate change is expected to have on them, and various risk management strategies, depending on types of risks, and the country in question. It will examine technical issues and case studies in order to determine how addressing various types of risks and vulnerabilities, including plant pests and diseases, animal health, socio-economic vulnerabilities can contribute to prepare agriculture for future climate induced risks and uncertainties.

Proceedings of the Workshop

 

 

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Summary

23 April 2012:

Opening remarks

Agriculture and climate change: Overview (Peter Holmgren, FAO, Director Climate and Energy Division, Natural Resources and Environment Department).

Risks, vulnerabilities and resilience in a context of climate change (Vincent Gitz, FAO, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department).
 

The assessment of climate change related vulnerability in the agricultural sector: Reviewing conceptual frameworks (Thomas Fellmann, University of Seville, Spain).

Animal Diseases: More disease...old and new (Juan Lubroth, FAO, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department).

Climatic risks: Assessment and management in agriculture (Selvaraju Ramasamy, FAO, Natural Resources and Environment Department).

Coping with changes in cropping systems: Plant pests and seeds (Manuela Allara, FAO, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department).

Building resilience for adaptation to climate change in the fisheries and aquaculture sector (Cassandra De Young, FAO, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department).

Building resilience to climate change through Sustainable Forest Management (Susan Braatz, FAO, Forestry Department).

Farm risk management policies under climate change (Jesús Antón, OECD/TAD).

The assessment of the socio-economic impacts of climate change at household level (Panagiotis Karfakis, FAO, Economic and Social Development Department).

The urgency to support resilient livelihoods: FAO disaster risk reduction for food and nutrition security framework programme (Cristina Amaral, FAO, Technical Cooperation Department).
 

Agriculture in National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) (Alexandre Meybeck, FAO, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department).
 

The International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources in Food and Agriculture (Dr. Shakeel Bhatti, Secretary, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture).

 

24 April 2012

Crop production in a northern climate (Helena Kahiluoto, MTT Agrifood Research, Finland).

A broad overview of the main problems derived from climate change that will affect agricultural production in the Mediterranean area (Demetrios Psaltopoulos and Dimitrios Skuras, University of Patras, Greece).

Crop-livestock production systems in the Sahel: increasing resilience for adaptation to climate change and preserving food security (Alexandre Ickowicz, CIRAD).

Rice systems in Southeast Asia: challenges to production (Caterina Batello, FAO, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department).

Italian presentation on 'Perspectives on risk management in agriculture in Italy' (Antonella Pontrandolfi, INEA, Italy).

Canadian presentation on 'The resiliency of the Canadian crop insurance system under climate change:  Testing quantitative methods' (Bob MacGregor, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Canada).

Spanish presentation on 'Exploring adaptation to climate change in Spain (looking into the future without a crystal ball)' (Ana Iglesias, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain).

Dutch presentation on 'Towards climate resilient agriculture: the Dutch touch' (Sjoerd Croqué).

EU presentation on 'The EU agricultural policy: delivering on adaptation to climate change' (Maria Fuentes, EC).

Swiss presentation on 'Swiss climate strategy for agriculture' (Daniel Felder, Federal Department of Economic Affairs FDEA, Switzerland).

Japanese presentation on 'Japanese adaptation policy and AMICAF (Analysis and Mapping of Impacts under Climate change for Adaptation and Food security) project' (Hiroki Sasaki, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan).
 

Australian presentation on 'Australia’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI)' (Eliza Murray, Director, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Australia).

US presentation on 'Agricultural response to a changing climate: the role of economics and policy in the United States' (Marca Weinberg, USDA).

 

Core Themes