Climate change adaptation and climate financing: what opportunities for farmers?

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Theo de Jager
President of
Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions
Dec 2013

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Climate change adaptation and climate financing: what opportunities for farmers?

  1. 1. Climate change adaptation and climate financing: what opportunities for farmers?
  2. 2. COP 1 - 19 • • • • • No constituency more affected than farmers None more vulnerable than African farmers No sector responsible for more emissions No one can make a bigger, faster difference No greater potential disaster than food security • Yet, Agriculture is not part of any draft agreement to replace Kyoto protocol
  3. 3. • • • • • There is no financing mechanism in place Not for agriculture Not for adaptation Not even for mitigation Its all just been talk up to now
  4. 4. Balance Sheet • Africa has the soil (46%) • Africa has the water • Africa has the climate • Africa has the people (farmers)
  5. 5. Africa lacks: • • • • Value chains Financing Technology Expertise • And a holistic, integrated plan
  6. 6. Mechanise
  7. 7. Who contributes?
  8. 8. Services
  9. 9. Financing
  10. 10. What is in the package?
  11. 11. Principles
  12. 12. Organisation Training IT Support Donor liaison SADC liaison
  13. 13. SACAU • Facilitator Nat FO • Country service provider Reg FO • Coordinator Mech ring
  14. 14. Mechanisation Financing Inputs & marketing Higher production Profit Sustainability FO (Co-op)
  15. 15. Marketing & distribution Agro-processing Corporate Large/Medium Small holders conditions Off take agreements Financing Equipment Inputs Infrastructure

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