Wrap Up: Agriculture and Food Security under Climate Change

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Key messages from Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day, 3 December 2012. http://www.agricultureday.org

Key messages from Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day, 3 December 2012. http://www.agricultureday.org

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  • 1. Wrap  up  and  key  messages   Agriculture,  Landscapes  and   Livelihoods  Day   3  December  2012,  Doha,  Qatar  
  • 2. PLAN  AHEAD!    “The  UN  has  never  faced  such  a  comprehensive   set  of  problems.    These  are  crises  that  can’t  be   solved  quickly.”      
  • 3. Qatar  -­‐  Drylands  Theme      “One  third  of  the  world’s  populaPon  lives  in   drylands.”    -­‐  Food  security  a  central  issue  
  • 4. HolisPc  soluPons     “Need  a  cross  cuRng  approach.”  -­‐  Landscape  approach  to  natural  resources  -­‐  Water  -­‐  Social,  Economic  and  Environmental   dimensions    
  • 5. More  than  talking   “I’m  not  here  just  to  talk.  It  is  about  being  good   stewards  and  transforming  livelihoods.”    -­‐  AcPon  needs  to  arise  from  within  sector  
  • 6.   “Take  it  to  the  farmer”    The  reality  is  at  the  farm.    The  soluPons  lie  on-­‐ farm  as  well  as  in  the  policy  sphere.      
  • 7. Scaleable  SoluPons    -­‐  Land  tenure    -­‐  Extension  and  educaPon  -­‐  Climate  smart  or  Ecosystem  agriculture  -­‐  Use  of  exisPng  technologies  and  tech  transfer  -­‐  Post  harvest  losses  and  food  waste  
  • 8. Partnership     “Public  -­‐  Private  –  People”    -­‐  Need  to  inclusive  and  creaPve  
  • 9. Invest  in  Research    Key  areas:  -­‐  Extreme  weather  -­‐  Water  losses  -­‐  Emerging  diseases,  insect  pest,  and                    impacts  on  pollinators  -­‐  MUST  INCLUDE  FARMERS  and  VULNERABLE      
  • 10. PrioriPes  for  AcPon  -­‐  Finance,  including  smart  public  subsidies  -­‐  IncenPves  -­‐  Data  gathering  at  local  level  -­‐  Risk  management  -­‐  EducaPon      
  • 11. On-­‐Line  -­‐  How  to  link  farming  to  UNFCCC  -­‐  Need  for  impact  figures            13  million  hectares  of  forest  lost  annually            -­‐  most  tweeted    -­‐    Stressed  landscapes  exacerbate  vulnerability        
  • 12. Trade-­‐offs     “There  are  not  as  many  trade  offs  as  people   think.”    -­‐  It  is  not  miPgaPon  versus  adaptaPon.  -­‐  Achieving  adaptaPon  can  help  address   miPgaPon.      
  • 13. Frameworks  Important     “I  strongly  believe  we  need  a  internaPonal   protocol.”  
  • 14. FrustraPon     “Will  we  get  to  COP  100  with  no  food,  no   agriculture,  no  water?”    -­‐sPcking  points  like  trade,  miPgaPon,  adaptaPon      
  • 15. Plaborms  outside  UNFCCC    -­‐  UN  Commicee  on  World  Food  Security  -­‐  Land  Tenure  Guidelines  -­‐  Sustainability  iniPaPves    
  • 16. Walking  the  Talk   “I  want  agriculture  in!”    For  sector:  combined  consideraPon  of   agriculture,  forestry  and  land  use,  and  their   impacts  on  society  For  countries:  accountability  domesPcally  and  in   negoPaPons  
  • 17. Tough  Issues          Experience  of  REDD+  suggests  talking  about   the  issues  and  understanding  the  facts  helps   countries  negoPate.    -­‐  Drop  the  rhetoric  
  • 18.   Food  security,     Agriculture,  Landscapes,  and   Livelihoods  Macer.