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Brussels Briefing n. 30 Agricultural Resilience in the Face of Crises and Shocks                      4th March 2013      ...
The EU Approach to Resilience:Learning from Food Security Crisis
An increasing fragile World                                Food and                                nutrition              ...
Resilience - DefinitionResilience is theability of anindividual, ahousehold, acommunity, a countryor a region towithstand,...
Resilience at different levels, with         various dimensionsInternationalNationalLocal/communitiesIndividual/household
Areas of resilience improvement                    Strengthening Capacities    Availability                        Access ...
SHARE and AGIR: 2 pilot initiatives                  AGIR Initiative                                              SHARE In...
   Resilience supported by EDF- Regional ProgrammesRéserve régionale de sécurité alimentaire pour lAfrique de lOuest   (p...
Sustainable agricultureo Improved and more resilient agricultural techniques and practiceso Seeds varieties resistant to p...
What is the Commission proposing? (1)1. Resilience as a priority for EU funding: support topartner countries own resilienc...
What is the Commission proposing? (2)3. Developping a deeper understanding of riskreduction and management (methodologies+...
Way forwards: Geographical evidence -              lack of resilience to food crises                                      ...
Next steps: - Action Plan in 2013 - Council Conclusions - EDF / DCI 2014-2020 & AGIRPolitical commitment should be tran...
Package for 2013: overview of EU policy initiatives                                    Nutrition policyFood security polic...
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Presentation hold by Philippe Thomas, Head of sector, Food Crisis at DG DEVCO, European Commission, as part of the first panel of the 30th edition of the Brussels Briefing on “Agricultural resilience in the face of crisis and shocks", organized by CTA in collaboration with the ACP Secretariat, the EC/DEVCO, Concord, and IFPRI on 4th March 2013.
More on: http://brusselsbriefings.net/

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    1. 1. Brussels Briefing n. 30 Agricultural Resilience in the Face of Crises and Shocks 4th March 2013 http://brusselsbriefings.netThe EU approach to resilience: learning from food security crises . Philippe Thomas, Head of Sector, Food Crisis, DG DEVCO, European Commission
    2. 2. The EU Approach to Resilience:Learning from Food Security Crisis
    3. 3. An increasing fragile World Food and nutrition insecurity Food prices fluctuation Poverty and limited access to productive assets Exposure to economic shocks and Inappropriate political conflicts land tenure Food systems crises Exposure to Environmental natural hazards degradation and desertification Demography and Climate urbanization change Pressure on natural resources
    4. 4. Resilience - DefinitionResilience is theability of anindividual, ahousehold, acommunity, a countryor a region towithstand, to adapt,and to quickly recoverfrom stresses andshocks.
    5. 5. Resilience at different levels, with various dimensionsInternationalNationalLocal/communitiesIndividual/household
    6. 6. Areas of resilience improvement Strengthening Capacities Availability Access • Improved inputs (e.g. resistant • Social protection (e.g. social varieties) transfers) • Sustainable agriculture • Alternative incomes • Good practices of DRR • Food self-production Food Crises Stability Utilization • Food and agri-input stocks • Hygiene and nutrition education • Food assistance • Diet diversification and food • Strengthening of local markets quality improvement • Insurance schemes
    7. 7. SHARE and AGIR: 2 pilot initiatives AGIR Initiative SHARE Initiative Horn of Africa protracted crisesSahel recurrent drought • Environmental crises • Political, economic and • 18 million affected people environmental crisis • Major agricultural losses • 12 million affected people • Food crisis • Soaring food insecurity and undernutrition • end hunger and malnutrition • Food crises • achieve a substantial and durable improvement in the resilience of the • treatment of severe malnutrition most vulnerable populations in infants • improved management of natural Global Partnership between West resources, livestock health and Africa countries and regional trade, agriculture organizations (ECOWAS UEMOA and • alternative income generating CILSS) and their international activities partners, civil society and private • basic services (water, sanitation) sector • DRR 500 m € for the EU Action Partnership with IGAD- Global Alliance Plan 260 m € for the recovery
    8. 8.  Resilience supported by EDF- Regional ProgrammesRéserve régionale de sécurité alimentaire pour lAfrique de lOuest (pilot phase: 56 millions €, à partir de 2013) « Répondre efficacement aux crises alimentaires aux côtés des Etats et des acteurs, tout en contribuant à la mise en œuvre de l’ECOWAP/PDDAA dans une perspective de sécurité et de souveraineté alimentaires régionales » Three level of intervention: - Local stocks (at local community level) - National reserves (managed by each country) - Regional reserves (managed through regional institutions) Sites of storage: 1. North Nigeria/south Niger 2. South Mali/South Burkina/North Ghana 3. Senegal 4. Guinea/ Liberia/Sierra Leone Mobilization of the stocks done on the pay back principle!!!
    9. 9. Sustainable agricultureo Improved and more resilient agricultural techniques and practiceso Seeds varieties resistant to pests and extreme weathero Sustainable use of water and other natural resourceso Improved positive interaction between agriculture and natural resourceso Better management of waste and reduced post-harvest losseso Reduce dependence from energy and non-renewable resources (fossil fuels, mineral fertilizers) o Sustainable intensification of agriculture
    10. 10. What is the Commission proposing? (1)1. Resilience as a priority for EU funding: support topartner countries own resilience strategies2. A new strategic approach - Address root causes of vulnerability - Long term commitment  - Strengthening capacities at all levels – from individual to regional institutions - Coordinated planning and programming between humanitarian and development actors - Flexibility and adaptation to changing circumstances - Local ownership and working in partnership
    11. 11. What is the Commission proposing? (2)3. Developping a deeper understanding of riskreduction and management (methodologies+ replicationof successful approaches)4. International advocacy5. Developping new instruments: innovativeapproaches to risk reduction and management, useof trust funds…
    12. 12. Way forwards: Geographical evidence - lack of resilience to food crises ? ? ? ? ? LDC LMIC UMIC & Graduated
    13. 13. Next steps: - Action Plan in 2013 - Council Conclusions - EDF / DCI 2014-2020 & AGIRPolitical commitment should be translated intopractice ! …
    14. 14. Package for 2013: overview of EU policy initiatives Nutrition policyFood security policy (2013) (2010) + Council + Commission Action Plan Resilience approach Conclusions to achieve 2012 (2012) commitment to reduce stunting in 7 million children by 2025 (annex) Food and nutrition security implementation plan (2013) Joint undertaking: Commission and Member States
    15. 15. Thank you !
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