Economics and Policy Innovations for Climate-Smart Agriculture

Past events

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP19/CMP9
Warsaw, Poland, 11-22 November 2013
As in previous COP18 Conference in Doha, EPIC provided inputs to the FAO Guide on Agriculture at UNFCCC COP19, took part in meetings and supported representatives from the Ministries of Agriculture of Malawi, Viet Nam and Zambia to attend the Conference. See more on FAO support to COP19.

Policy harmonization dialogues in Malawi and Zambia
Chongwe, Zambia, 14 August 2013 and Lilongwe, Malawi 20 August 2013
The dialogues were aimed to harmonize the respective national climate change and agricultural policies. They were attended by the Ministries of Agriculture and Environment and representatives of the civil society.

17th Conference of the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR) "INNOVATION AND POLICY FOR THE BIOECONOMY"
Ravello (Amalfi Coast), Italy, 18-21 June 2013
ICBAR is a unique, informal, international consortium of people interested in the bioeconomy, agricultural biotechnology, rural development and bio-based economy research [...] EPIC contributed to the conference with a presentation by Solomon Asfaw on Climate variability, adaptation strategy and food security in Malawi. 

UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)
Bonn, Germany, 3-14 June 2013
As in previous SBSTA sessions, EPIC staff and representatives from the Ministries of Agriculture of Malawi, Viet Nam and Zambia took part in the FAO side event on 4 June 2013. EPIC also contributed to the session with a brief on agriculture at the UNFCCC negotiations

Technical consultation on Soil Carbon sequestration and Scenario development
Rome, Italy, 21-24 May 2013
The consultation was aimed to strengthen the capacity of policy makers and experts from Malawi, Viet Nam and Zambia [...]

Food Security Futures Conference
Dublin, Ireland, 11-12 April 2013
The food security futures conference brought together senior researchers from the CGIAR and FAO, and representatives from the private sector. EPIC contributed to the Conference with a background paper by Leslie Lipper, FAO, and Philip Thornton, ILRI.

Climate-Smart Agriculture: Global science conference
University of California, Davis, 20-22 March 2013
EPIC team members took part at the conference and delivered a presentation on Adoption and Intensity of Adoption of Conservation Farming Practices in Zambia and on Farm Risk Management Policies under Climate Change

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP18)
Doha, Qatar, 26 November - 7 December 2012
Within the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties, EPIC facilitated the participation of representatives from Ministries of Agriculture of Malawi, Viet Nam and Zambia, and contributed to the FAO-hosted events

2nd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change - Hunger for Action
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 3-7 September 2012

The Conference – co-organized by Viet Nam and the Netherlands, in collaboration with other partners, including FAO and the World Bank – looked at strategies and practices that can take a comprehensive approach to development pathways that are socially and environmentally sustainable and that take natural resource limits and climate change into account. EPIC contributed to the Conference by providing contributions to the plenary sessions and a background paper

28th International Conference of Agricultural Economists -
The Global Bio-economy

Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, 18-24 August 2012
The conference brought together leading experts in agricultural development, natural resources management and energy production, providing a forum for exchange of new ideas and insights into a rapidly growing and globally integrated bioeconomy.

photo: Jan Golinski / UNFCCC

Roadmap to agriculture at the UNFCCC climate talks|
Bonn, Germany, 14-25 May 2012

The Bonn meetings continued to address agriculture, specifically through discussions in SBSTA but also indirectly in other bodies as outlined above and detailed below. Agriculture was previously discussed under the AWG-LCA in the context of mitigation (Cooperative sectoral approaches and sector-specific actions, in order to enhance implementation of Article 4, paragraph 1(c), of the Convention). More information about EPIC contributions to the meeting

©FAO/Hoang Dinh Nam

Malawi, Vietnam and Zambia will benefit from collaborative effort
Rome, Italy, 16 January 2012
FAO and the European Commission announced today a new €5.3 million project aimed at helping Malawi, Vietnam and Zambia transition to a "climate-smart" approach to agriculture. Agriculture — and the communities who depend on it for their livelihoods and food security — are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. At the same time agriculture, as a significant producer of greenhouse gases, contributes to global warming.

EPIC workshops