FAO Conference 40th Session

Mobilizing Agriculture and Rural Development as an Adaptation Alternative to Climate-induced Migration

Sheikh Zayed Centre (FAO Headquarters)
 Rome time



The side event will provide opportunitiesfor FAO to raise awareness on the role of ARD, and to further define priorities for providing support to country‐level interventions by facilitating climate change adaptation through ARD, with a view to preventing or mitigating the risks associated with distress rural out‐migration.


The objectives of the side event are to:

- Facilitate and contribute to a better understanding of the nexus between  climate change and migration;

- Share experiences and lessons from successful policies and practices from country interventions;  

-Highlight and identify key areas of support and early actions on addressing climate change and migration through agriculture and develop work programmes;  

-Mobilize stakeholders for planning and implementing future joint work. 



Opening remarks will be made by:

Mr Kostas Stamoulis, Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development (ESD) Department, FAO.

Mr Federico Soda, Director of IOM’s Coordination Office for the Mediterranean.


The key note presentation on “Climate Change, Migration, Agriculture and Food Security Nexus and The Role of Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)” will be presented by Ms Junko Sazaki, Director, Social Policies and Rural Institutions (ESP) Division, FAO.

Moderator: Mr Kostas Stamoulis, Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development (ESD) Department, FAO.


Proposed panel members include:

Hon Viam Pillay, Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management of Fiji;

Mr Abdus Sobhan Sikder, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to FAO.

Ms Harriet M. Nduma, Chargée d’Affaires a.i.,Embassy of the Republic of Kenya.

Mr Louis Lahoud, Director-General of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture of Lebanon.

Mr Federico Soda, Director, Coordination Office for the Mediterranean, IOM


Closing remarks will made by Mr William Lacy Swing, Director-General, IOM and Mr José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, FAO.


Topics: Conference-Council,Migration,Rural or agricultural development
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