Webinars

FAO’s online learning event: “Communicating on climate change with farmers – Rural advisory services helping to face uncertainty” 

As part of its online capacity development and stakeholder facilitation work, FAO organized a 3-week long online learning event to strengthen agricultural practitioners’ knowledge of practical means how climate change can be effectively communicated with food producers.

With the developed capacity and peer support through the online community of practice, the practitioners were better able to guide and design advisory services that support farmers, fishers and forester to get prepared for climate change and addressing it in their work for ensuring food security. 

Participants included over 3 000 practitioners from 130 countries currently members of the online community of practice “Agriculture sectors and climate change”.

The webinar recordings are available here http://www.fao.org/in-action/micca/resources/learning/rural-advisory-services-and-climate/

If you want to join also the email-based exchanges, they can do so through this link https://dgroups.org/fao/ag-cc/join 

Webinars of the Knowledge Action Group

GACSA hosted 8 webinars on Climate-Smart Agriculture starting in May 5 through June 8 2016. 

The purpose of the webinars were to share the knowledge gained over the last year, developing and testing climate-smart techniques in various contexts. 

Webinar 1- ''Promoting Climate-Smart Agriculture Through Extension: An Overview of Existing Tools and Services''

Date and Time: 5th of May 2016 at 10:00 (Rome time)-  

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Click here to read the report.  

 Speakers:

 • Promising Innovative Extension Approaches for Climate-Smart Agriculture: The Plantwise Example by Luca HEEB, Plantwise Programme Support Officer, CABI Switzerland.

Agents of Change in Climate-Smart Villages by Elisabeth SIMELTON, Climate change scientist at World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) based in Vietnam.

•  Adaptation to Climate Change is Climate Smart Agriculture: Training Farmers and Trainers on Java and Lombok
by Kees STIGTER and Yunita WINARTO, Universitas Indonesia with Agromet Vision, Depok, Indonesia.

Climate Smart Agriculture: What Role for Rural Advisory Services? by Soniia DAVID, Agricultural Extension Officer, FAO.

 

 Webinar 2 - ''Practices to Scale-Up Climate-Smart Agriculture''

Date and Time: 19th of May 2016 at 10:00 (Rome time)

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Speakers

Integrated Soil Fertility Management: Contributions of framework and practices to climate-smart agriculture by Rebbie HARAWA, Interim Head for Farmers’ Solution Program at AGRA, and Bernard VANLAUWE, Director Central Africa and Natural Resource Management at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

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 Coffee-Banana Intercropping: Implementation guidance for  policymakers and investors by Dennis OCHOLA, Cropping Systems  Consultant, IITA – Uganda. 

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 Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture by Sibyl NELSON, gender advisor  on climate change at FAO.

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 Site-Specific Nutrient Management: Implementation guidance for  policymakers and investors by Tek SAPKOTA, Agricultural  System/Climate Change Scientist.

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Webinars of the Enabling Environment Action Group

The webinars provided the results of the six country case studies assessing the state of CSA implementation in Costa Rica, France, Ireland, Malawi, Tanzania and Vietnam.The case studies include information gathering via stakeholder engagement and dialogue.

Webinar 1 - ''Policies, programs, and strategies addressed in Ireland Climate-Smart Agriculture case study''- 12th of May 2016 

Presented by Ronan Gleeson, Assistant Agricultural Inspector with the Climate Change and Bio-energy Policy Division in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland.

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Webinar 2 - ''Towards adopting CSA practices as effective adaptation measures against severe impacts of climate change in Vietnam' -  18th of May 2016 

Presented by Dr Tran Dai Nghia, a Director of the Department of natural Resource and Environmental Economics Studies, Vietnam.

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Webinar 3 - ''The practice of CSA in Costa Rica'' - 26th of May 2016 

Presented by Roberto Azofeifa, Chief of Sustainable Production Department, National Directorate of Agricultural Extension, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica,Kelly Witkowski, Agriculture and Climate Change Officer at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and Bastiaan Louman, Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y EnseÑanza (CATIE).   

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Webinar 4 -''National strategies and local policies in the context of the Agroecology and the related actions undertaken in France''- 2nd of June 2016

Presented by Bureau du changement climatique et de la biodiversité -Direction générale de la performance économique et environnementale des entreprises (DGPE)

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Webinar 5 - '’Malawi Climate Smart Agriculture Case Study Webinar -  7th of June 2016 

Presented by Wilfred Kadewa-PhD, University of agriculture and Natural Resources, specializing on Environmental Resources Management under the Faculty of Natural Resources.

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Webinar 6 - ''Tanzania Climate-Smart Agriculture Case Study'' - 8th of June 2016

Presented by Shakwaanande Natai, the Head of Environment Management Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF)

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