Introduction to Nairobi International Forum

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Introduction to Nairobi International Forum

  1. 1. Introduction to the International ForumMarch 5, 2012Nairobi, Kenya John Buchanan Conservation International
  2. 2. Origins of the Initiative• Current food production systems are not meeting multiple demands from agricultural landscapes• Integrated approaches have potential to deliver greater overall productivity• Overcoming challenges to implementation requires strong coalition with common vision
  3. 3. Co-Organizers
  4. 4. International Advisory Council● CATIE ● NEPAD Planning and● Convention on Biological Coordinating Agency Diversity ● Platform for Agrobiodiversity● East Africa Farmers Federation Research● Equator Initiative ● Rainforest Alliance● Global Environmental Facility ● Sustainable Food Laboratory● Int’l Centre for Research on ● The Earth Institute Organic Farming Systems ● United Nations Foundation● Int’l Union for Conservation of ● World Bank Nature ● World Food Programme● Landcare International ● Worldwatch Institute● Millennium Institute
  5. 5. Goal: To catalyze a shift towards integratedagriculture & rural land use strategies• Sustainable, climate-resilient, production of food, fiber, fuel• Conservation and restoration of wild biodiversity• Protection of critical watershed functions• Terrestrial climate mitigation• Vibrant rural livelihoods
  6. 6. Components and Timeline1) Global Review2) Dialogue3) Action and AdvocacyTimeline:November 2011 – December 2014
  7. 7. Outcomes• Compelling case for a new paradigm for farming & rural landscapes• Leaders and innovators mobilized• Action agendas developed and implemented
  8. 8. Objectives for this Week● Examine preliminary findings from the Global Review;● Refine draft Action and Advocacy Strategy;● Develop work plans for collaborative implementation;● Facilitate networking among multiple landscape models; and● Develop a Call for Action to be presented at Rio+20 and other international processes.
  9. 9. Structure and Process● Day 1 = Context● Day 2 = Policy, Working groups● Day 3 = Field trips● Day 4 = Conclude work plans, open space, call to action
  10. 10. Outputs● Improved mutual understanding of existing landscape models and patterns of success ;● Preliminary assessment of progress in the global review;● Refined strategic action plan and milestones for the Action and Advocacy Strategy; and● Endorsed Call for Action.
  11. 11. Thank You!

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