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World Food Day, 16 October 2016

webinar series “THE FARMERS FIELD SCHOOLS AND CLIMATE CHANGE E-FORUM”

Italy - 15/11/2016

The FAO Technical Network on Sustainable Crop Production and Agroecology 
is organising a webinar series “THE FARMERS FIELD SCHOOLS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
E-FORUM” at
http://fao.adobeconnect.com/ffs_climate_change/from  17 October – 15 November 2016. This online exchange will investigate how Field Schools networks in different places deal with developing and implementing programmes around climate change. This exchange will contribute to:

  • An update of different initiatives and actors around Field Schools and Climate Change in different regions, and strengthening linkages between those initiatives;
  • Facilitating a common understanding and approach of Field Schools and Climate Change adaptation/mitigation;
  • Documenting  successes and challenges so far, lessons learned and the way forward;
  • Suggest innovations and recommendations for on-going programmes and policies, including specific recommendations, tools, activities for ongoing projects on Field Schools and CC.

The e-forum will consist of:
Three webinars (each of them to be held from 10.30 – 11.30 hrs, Rome time)

  • October 17: Kick-off webinar: Why discuss FFS and climate change? A multi-scale perspective
  • November 3; Examples from the field on Field Schools and CC.
  • November 10; Lessons learned, challenges and way forward.

You can attend the webinar on line at: 
http://fao.adobeconnect.com/ffs_climate_change/
Please read the guidelines before joining the webinar and connect 10 minutes before the webinar starts to ensure the audio works properly.

Invitations will be sent out for the Webinars, sign up necessary (up to 100 people). For the 2nd webinar on November 3, presenters that are ready to share experiences are encouraged to sign up. For more information, contact: farmer-field-schools@fao.org

D-group discussion (email based) starting on October 17, for 4 weeks:

  • October 17-24 first round of questions - Perception of climate change
  • October 24-31 second round - System approach and community action
  • November 1-15 third round - Developing the content of a
    CC Field School;  lessons learned and way forward

Sign up for the D-group by sending an email to: fieldschools@dgroups.org.