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Methods and tools to support the implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation in the agricultural sectors

©FAO/Julianus Thomas
05/12/2017 - 05/12/2017

 

Scaling up of Adaptation in the Agricultural Sectors (SAAS)

Module 1: Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in the agricultural sectors

Webinar 2: Methods and tools to support the implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation in the agricultural sectors

Date: Tuesday, December 5th, 15:00 – 16:30  CET (UTC/GMT+1)

The second webinar of the EbA in the agricultural sectors module will introduce methods and tools that can support the planning and implementation of the ecosystem-based management of natural resources in the context of climate change adaptation and strengthening the resilience of agricultural livelihoods. This webinar will aim to explore the information and capacity needs necessary to support the planning and implementation of ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation in the agricultural sectors. The specific learning objectives of the webinar are:

  • What tools, methods and guidelines exist that can support the planning for and implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation in the agricultural sectors?
  • What are the information and capacity needs necessary to better inform adaptation planning processes and the implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation in the agricultural sectors?

Presentations and speakers:

Building the evidence base for EbA: Experiences from the Transboundary Kagera River Basin Project

Joseph Anania, Regional Coordinator, Kagera River Basin Project

The Transboundary Agro-ecosystem Management Project for the Kagera River Basin (Kagera TAMP) aimed to adopt an integrated ecosystems approach for the management of land resources in the Kagera Basin that would generate local, national and global benefits including the: restoration of degraded lands, carbon sequestration and climate change adaptation and mitigation, protection of international waters, agro-biodiversity conservation and sustainable use and improved agricultural production, leading to increased food security and improved rural livelihoods. The presentation will walk us through the methodology for building the evidence base to support choosing the right ecosystem-based approaches. Further to this, the presentation will share experiences in setting up monitoring systems throughout the project to further develop the evidence base for the use of these approaches to support adaptation in the Kagera River Basin.

Building the enabling environment for EbA: Incentives for Ecosystem Services (IES)

Lucy Garrett, IES expert , FAO

The protection and enhancement of most ecosystem services in agriculture require an active contribution from farmers. Practices such as terracing, afforesting, agroforestry and conservation tillage are necessary – but farmers need a reason to embark on these activities. The Incentives for Ecosystem Services (IES)  approach works with small-holder farmers to develop IES packages of measures that aim to support farmers in the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices, encouraging farmers to protect and deliver more ecosystem services through the better management of crops, livestock, forests and fisheries and the conservation of endangered species and protected habitats.

Enhancing the mitigation potential of ecosystem-based adaptation: ExAct Carbon counting tool

Anass Toudert, ExAct Analyst, FAO

The Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT) is an appraisal system developed by FAO providing estimates of the impact of agriculture and forestry development projects, programmes and policies on the carbon-balance. The presentation will examine the mitigation potential of ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation in the agricultural sectors. EX-ACT can be applied on a wide range of development projects, including projects on climate change mitigation, sustainable land management, watershed development , food security, livestock management, forest management and land use change.

Moderator

Manar Abdelmagied, Climate and Environment Division, FAO, Rome

To check out the presentations, click here.

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