Civil Society Dialogue on Climate-Smart Agriculture 

Date: 29 November 2011

Venue: Suncoast Hotel and Towers - Delano Room -
20 Battery Beach Road, North Beach -
Durban, South Africa

Time: 19:00—21:00  

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.    

Since then, CSA has been addressed at political levels, debated at scientific conferences, and has increasingly been included in agriculture development programmes. In Durban, CSA will be highlighted in several events, including the FAO-lead Climate-smart Knowledge Day on 29 November.

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: 
  
  • Engage in an open dialogue among CSOs on views regarding climate-smart agriculture  
  • Provide feedback on existing climate-smart agriculture programmes and initiatives
  • Launch a civil society organizations' forum on climate-smart agriculture  
 

Agenda

  • Introduction to climate-smart agriculture 
  • Presentations from civil society organizations representatives on the climate-smart agriculture concept and how it is received/perceived
  • Concluding remarks 

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.

 

last updated:  Monday, November 28, 2011