GACSA Agenda at COP28


The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) opens today in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with a resounding call to accelerate collective climate action. The two-weeks-long Conference, taking place from 30 November to 12 December 2023, is a decisive moment to act on climate commitments and prevent the worst impacts of climate change. 

The Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) will be present throughout the weeks with exhibitions of climate-smart projects photo and side events, held both in the Blue and Green Zone, to address climate change, promote food systems transformation, and enhance global food security.

GACSA Agenda at COP28:

- Harvesting Hope: GACSA’s Members Showcasing of Climate-Smart Agriculture at the Food & Health Arena ( Blue Zone ) from November 30th to December 12th 2023 

- Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Transformation at the Vietnam Pavilion ( Blue Zone ) on December 5th 2030 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

- Harvesting Equality: Collaborative investment solutions for Climate Action at the Slovenia Pavilion ( Green Zone ) on December 8th 2023 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

- Farmers and Traditional Food Producers at the Heart of Food Systems Transformation at the Al Waha Theatre ( Blue Zone ) on December 10th 2023 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

- Promoting Equity in Food Systems - Investing Partnership to Combat Climate Change at the Zayed Sustainability Prize Pavilion, Energy Transition Hub ( Green Zone ) on December 10th 2023 from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm


Launch of the AgriHackathon 2024


The Climate Social Forum is a free and inclusive universal assembly. Our goal is to create a virtual “agora” where activists, citizens, and experts can propose actions and stimulate national governments and local administrations to build an ecologically sustainable future

Find more on our channels: YoutubeFacebook 

From November 25 to 29 2023 The Climate Social Forum will organize a series of virtual talks aims to delve into the root causes behind climate justice issues.

The forum aims to:
- Protect Climate (SDG 13)
- Promote Equality (SDG 8)
- Foster Climate Justice through the Climate Social Forum (CSF)

See the Concept note


We are thrilled to invite you to the #COP28 Action Group Session on #SustainableAgriculture and #NatureBased Solutions GACSA is co-hosting in collaboration with 

  See the brochure here 

📍 Virtual, Zoom Platform- November 15th, 2023 🕥 5 - 6.30 pm (CET) |  ▶️ Register here:

Countdown to #COP28!



We are thrilled to announce that the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) will be present with a series of events at UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) to promote the crucial role of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) as a good practice to combat climate change.


Stay tuned for further information!


COP28 Pavilions

Africa Pavilion | African Development Bank Group (

COP28 Singapore Pavilion | Connect (


Agri-Food Investment Coalition (AFIC): Roadmap for Young Farmers and Their Allied Entrepreneurs

Nothing should focus the minds and actions of the many to engage in collaborative efforts to  address the common enemies of hunger, malnutrition, stunting and poverty… and to ACT NOW 

Presented by John B. Cordaro

See the presentation here

GACSA sponsors WFF 2023 Bonsai Exhibition highlighting the essential connection between nature and agriculture 

The Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) is proud to announce its sponsorship and involvement to the 2023 World Food Forum (WFF) Bonsai Exhibition "On the Rock (Unearthing Life)'' by Italian artist Marco Cesari.  

The exhibition will be launched during the WFF Exhibition Opening on October 16th, at the FAO HQ Atrium from 5:00 to 6:00 pm and it will run until the closing of the WFF Flagship Event on October 20th.


Investing in Youth to Reduce Inequalities-Implementing CFS Guidelines on Engaging Youth in Agriculture and Food Systems


We are delighted to inform you about the upcoming Committee on World Food Security (CFS 51) which will take place on October 23rd -27th October, 2023 at the FAO HQ. CFS has organized some side events in which GACSA will play a prominent role as one of the organizers.

📍 Sheik Zayed Center, Zoom Platform - Oct, 26th 🕥 8:30-9:45 am (Rome Time)

Register here (both for virtual and in-person participation)





We are excited to announce to you our Call for CSA photos and videos contest to be presented and showcased in GACSA photos exhibition at international conferences

The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the commendable efforts and initiatives undertaken by the participants to combat climate change and promote sustainable agricultural practices. The event will highlight all the images and videos related to the impact of CSA on different communities and ecosystems, inspiring further collaboration and action in the pursuit of sustainable and climate resilient agriculture. 

Click here for more info!

GACSA at the inauguration of the co-sponsored World Food Forum (WFF) 2023 Art Exhibition "Smultronstalle - by Italian artist Egeon


On September 28th it was inaugurated the World Food Forum (WFF) 2023 Art Exhibition "Smultronstalle - by Italian artist Egeon, which highlighted the vital role of fungi in combat climate change. The Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) is proud to be sponsoring the exhibition in a strategic partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), FAO's Generation Restoration and the FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit. 

The inauguration ceremony was marked by inspiring speeches from the FAO Director-General QU Dongyu, emphasizing the urgency of addressing the potential of art to drive positive change and by the GACSA Co-Chair Hans Hoogeveen who delivered a speech to all attendees remarking how GACSA was proud to sponsor the exhibition being it a good example of the link between art, nature, science, and Youth showcasing the relevance of Youth engagement in agriculture and climate smart agriculture, an approach which is complement to the FAO 4 better (better production, better nutrition, better environment and better life). Several guests including the FAO Chief Economist and Chair at the World Food Forum (WFF) Maximo Torero and FAO Assistant Director-General Maurizio Martina attended the inaugural ceremony.  

The World Food Forum Art Exhibition will remain open to public until October 27th 2023. 



Join us for an exciting Webinar on "Current investments' opportunities, both from an international and narrower dimension". The Event will be held on Zoom Platform on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023 from 3 to 4.30 PM CET. 

Click HERE for the recording | Click HERE for the agenda | Click HERE for the report

"Processes and lessons learned from adaptation plans in the agricultural sector"

📢 We are glad to share the invite to participate to the 3rd joint thematic session of the Adaptation and Mitigation Working Group (WG1) and the Public Policy Working Group (WG2) of the Platform of Latin America and the Caribbean for Climate Action on Agriculture (PLACA) titled "Processes and lessons learned from adaptation plans in the agricultural sector".

During the session will be reviewed the experiences of Mexico and Paraguay.

 📅 Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023 | 🕥 12-1.30 PM Chilean time (GTM-3) |  ▶️ Register here

2023 GACSA Annual Forum 

2023 GACSA Annual Forum took place on the 4th and 5th of May in hybrid format at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, Italy.  

The annual event enhanced the exchange of knowledge and lessons learned regarding issues related to climate smart agriculture implementation among members of the Alliance and stakeholders interested in CSA.  

Youth Action Music Video

Did you know you have the opportunity to be involved in the 2023 World Food Day music video, "Water is life, water is food"?

To learn more about how to be featured in the Youth Action Music Video.

Send an email to [email protected]


GACSA Co-Chair remarked the importance of fighting #climatechange to achieve #foodsecurity taking into consideration that transformation starts with #farmers and individual actions

Investing in youth to reduce inequalities – implementing CFS guidelines on engaging youth in agriculture and food systems 

Following the endorsement of the CFS Policy Recommendations on Promoting Youth Engagement and Employment in Agriculture and Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition during CFS’s 50th Plenary session in 2022, the time has now come to ensure effective implementation of those policy recommendations.

Investing in Youth through education, capacity development and academic programs on a scale that transcends national and regional boundaries, has incredible potential to reduce inequalities, accelerate economic development in rural areas, transform our food systems and ensure the next generation of food producers and food system professionals inherit more equitable, sustainable, and resilient food systems.

See the summary here

Gacsa Interviews at World Food Forum 2023

Listen to Josphat Mokaya, who attend the WFF 2023 in the session titled “Connecting Youth - Transforming Food Systems”, on how young people can contribute to good CSA practices and what their importance is in the exploitation of technology.

Listen to Jesca Muzamindo, a WFF 2023 speaker in the session titled “101 stories from the Lexicon Lab”, on disaster management with the climate-smart agriculture (Pfumvudza) approach in Zimbabwe.