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

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

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Theo de Jager

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

    • Climate change adaptation and climate financing: what opportunities for farmers?
    • 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
    • • • • • • 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
    • Balance Sheet • Africa has the soil (46%) • Africa has the water • Africa has the climate • Africa has the people (farmers)
    • Africa lacks: • • • • Value chains Financing Technology Expertise • And a holistic, integrated plan
    • Mechanise
    • Who contributes?
    • Services
    • Financing
    • What is in the package?
    • Principles
    • Organisation Training IT Support Donor liaison SADC liaison
    • SACAU • Facilitator Nat FO • Country service provider Reg FO • Coordinator Mech ring
    • Mechanisation Financing Inputs & marketing Higher production Profit Sustainability FO (Co-op)
    • Marketing & distribution Agro-processing Corporate Large/Medium Small holders conditions Off take agreements Financing Equipment Inputs Infrastructure