52 Enhancing adaptation capabilities of food insecure populations and small-scale farmers to climate change

A review of experiences on linkages between local adaptation action into national social protection systems

Organizers: WFP; IFAD; WFP; World Farmers' Organisation (WFO)


Climate change exacerbates the risks of hunger and under-nutrition. In light of the Paris Agreement, rural communities and

farmers should take the lead as efficient agents of change to enhance adaptation capabilities to the negative impacts of climate

change to food security and nutrition. In this side event at the 43rd session of the Committee on World Food Security, panellists

will focus on experiences and lessons learned from local climate adaptation efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition,

particular emphasis will be done on climate change rangeland management and impacts on livelihoods and commodities’ quality

how this support to small herders is contributing and is recognized as a building block (in INDCs) for post COP21 process.

Panellists will also discuss on the linkages between these local adaptation actions and national initiatives (country – led

initiatives); such as national safety nets and social protection programmes. Trade-offs (specially on biodiversity), win – wins and

mechanisms at country level for policy coherence will also be discussed in light of the 2030 Agenda Framework and the CFS



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