Civil Society Dialogue on Climate-Smart Agriculture
Date: 29 November 2011
Venue: Suncoast Hotel and Towers - Delano Room -
The "Climate-smart agriculture" (CSA) concept is receiving a lot of attention. It was originally presented by FAO in 2010 in the publication Climate-smart Agriculture: Policies, Practices and Financing for Food Security, Adaptation and Mitigation.
Given the rapid development of climate-smart agriculture, FAO seeks to engage with stakeholders to ensure that there is a constructive dialogue and a shared understanding of the concept. For this reason, FAO invites representatives of Civil Society Organizations to a first "CSO dialogue on CSA" on 29 November 2011, following the sessions of the Climate-smart Knowledge Day.
The dialogue seeks to:
Presentations from civil society organizations representatives on the climate-smart agriculture concept and how it is received/perceived:
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, CEO of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), and leading spokesperson for the Farming First initiative
Andre Leu, President, IFOAM, Chair, Organic Federation of Australia
Mariana Nogueira Pavan, Coordinator of the Climate Change and Environmental Services Program, Institute for the Conservation and Sustainable Development of Amazonas (Idesam)
Theo de Jager, Vice-President, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)
See also separate invitation to the FAO Climate-Smart Knowledge Day here.