Ecoagricultre

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  • Ecoagricultre

    1. 1. Cultivando con la Naturaleza Sources of synergy? Claire Rhodes, Ecoagriculture Partners
    2. 2. What is Ecoagriculture?
    3. 3. <ul><li>Disconnected relationships between land-use for food, poverty reduction and environmental benefits. </li></ul><ul><li>Framing agricultural production within the climate change debate: A driver of climate change and deforestation, or a food security strategy to cool the planet? </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers and grassroots communities as stewards of almost one third of the Earth’s land: Where are their voices in the climate change process? </li></ul>International Challenges Vision and Mission of Ecoagriculture Partners
    4. 4. <ul><li>Vision: </li></ul><ul><li>A world with agricultural landscapes that enhance rural livelihoods and sustainable production of crops, livestock, fish and forests, while also conserving biodiversity, watersheds and ecosystem services on a globally significant scale </li></ul>Vision and Mission of Ecoagriculture Partners
    5. 5. <ul><li>Lay the institutional foundations for scaling up ecoagriculture world wide, to: </li></ul><ul><li>Understand ecoagriculture, by documenting and analyzing cases, components, strategies and outcomes </li></ul>Strategic Goals 2005-2008
    6. 6. Fragmentation of Vision & Effort &quot;These blind men, every one honest in his contentions and certain of having the truth, formed schools and sects and factions..” Buddha (excerpt and picture from USGS 2003) Are we missing the big picture?
    7. 8. Carbon Rich Agroecosystems: Products & services for food, livelihoods, environ. benefits Air quality Vegetation protects and regulate watersheds Wild species & habitat protection Habitat for pollinators, natural pest enemies Soil formation & fertility Food, Feed, Fibre and Resilience for Local Livelihoods Cultural value
    8. 9. Challenge 1: Design carbon projects that build on and benefit local knowledge, plans & conditions
    9. 10. <ul><li>Build the capacity of ecoagriculture innovators by linking communities and institutions worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve strategic institutional, policy and market changes at national and international levels that will advance ecoagriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>To mobilize scaling up of successful ecoagriculture approaches, by catalyzing strategic connections, dialogue and joint action among key actors, at local, national and international levels </li></ul>Scaling Up Pro-Poor Carbon Markets: <ul><li>Innovation ‘learning projects’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build community capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product and service bundling options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for local ecosystem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>analysis, PES planning, technical assist. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research synergies/trade-offs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shape the rules & flows of finance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure farmers at the table to set the rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Security Carbon Financing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pro-poor C offsets for private commodity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>investment </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. Building on & learning from the expertise of grassroots communities
    11. 12. Challenge 2: Design carbon projects to leverage sustainable production systems Portfolio over time (village, household, landscape) Without carbon payments With carbon payments Assets (stocks) Natural capital (supporting current-future pdn) Infrastructure Social & market organization + + + +++ ++ ++ Income (flows) Subsistence production Wild product inputs or product sales Crop, livestock, tree product sales Carbon payments Other PES income + + + ++ ++ +++ ++ +
    12. 13. Organic bananas Integrated Product & Service Markets
    13. 14. www.ecoagriculture.org Thank you….

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