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Roundtable on taking forward agricultural priority


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Recap on the Roundtable meeting held on 26th July 2013 on taking Forward Agricultural Priority Actions in the Kenya National Climate Change Action Plan.

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Roundtable on taking forward agricultural priority

  1. 1. Brief – Roundtable on Taking Forward Agricultural Priority in kenya Agricultural Priority Actions in NCCP (26th July 2013)
  2. 2. Preamble (2/3) • Roundtable held between MEWNR and CCAFS on the 26th July 2013 at the Sarova Panafric Hotel, which was based on the UNFCCC and CCAFS East Africa: i. appreciation of NCCAP ownership across stakeholders and need of participation in its implementation and resource mobilization ii) Common understanding that implementation of the NCCP require active participation and contribution from research community 2
  3. 3. Preamble (3/3) • In attendance i. Government ii. Research institutions iii. Civil society organizations, iv. Farmer Organizations v. Private Sector • Four presentations were given, followed by plenary discussion: – providing insights on areas of partnership and collaboration – leading to agreeing on a strategy towards supporting NCCAP implementation 3
  4. 4. NCCAP Implementation (4/6) • The process was developed through a multi- stakeholder engagement process, with financial support from various development partners • Key prioritized actions by sectors, for example, include: – Risk and vulnerability assessments of the different agricultural value chains (agriculture) – Up scaling of key agricultural actions like weather index based insurance, promotion of drought tolerant high value crops (agriculture) 4
  5. 5. NCCAP Implementation (5/6) • The GHG abatement potential of the forestry, electricity, transportation, energy demand, agriculture and industrial processes were given • The six sectors are indicative areas for NAMAs development and are in line with the government’s development priorities • Some of the challenges in the implementation of the NCCAP include adequate and timely funding; capacity development and knowledge management; synergy between devt., adaptation and mitigation 5
  6. 6. NCCAP Implementation (6/6) • Comments and observations – Research institutions as a stand-alone stakeholder and not as part of academia – Need to identify adaptation actions with mitigation co-benefits that can intensify agriculture and food security – Indentify mechanisms to ensure NCCAP is adopted at the county level 6
  7. 7. Update from Bonn (7/8) • The 38 session on the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) – Takes stock on countries that have ratified extension of Kyoto protocol – Agriculture is one of the issues discussed under the SBSTA – Emissions reduction levels set under the agreement are low and countries should be willing to increase their reduction levels 7
  8. 8. Update from Bonn (8/8) • Comments and Observation – Question was asked whether there were processes put in place to secure funding and fully develop NAMAs - Geothermal energy NAMA being developed, and LECB supporting development of the solid waste management under the NAMA Facility. 8
  9. 9. 9 Overview of Agricultural Related Aspects in NCCAP (9/10) • Livestock contributes to approx. 30% of the total emissions – hence agric. Important in climate change mitigation • Mitigation options in the livestock sector were not provided in NCCAP • Low carbon resilient actions in agriculture include: agro forestry, limited use if fire in crop lands and range management, strategic food reserves, livestock diversification etc. • The MALF has a pilot project on carbon credit, based on reduced emissions per unit of milk produced • There exists a challenge on targeting adaptation and mitigation: focus-reduce emissions but maintain food security
  10. 10. Overview of Agricultural Related Aspects in NCCAP (10/10) • Comments and observations – How can rearrangement of landscape, which is required in climate smart agriculture, e achieved? – Revert to traditional /local breeds verses breed for low emitting animals?? – Align adaptation options along the agro-ecological zones – Cultural change in dietary options to reduce carbon foot prints 10
  11. 11. Moving Forward in Agricultural Adaptation and Mitigation (11/13) • Climate Smart Agric.-actions in agriculture and food sector that: – build food security – help adaption to to changing climate – help manage climate risk/mitigation 11
  12. 12. Moving Forward in Agricultural Adaptation and Mitigation (12/13) • Some case studies were examined on: – Policies/national strategies – CSA major aim – Policies and national climate plan which have a negative impact on the community – Climate risk management – Case studies on agricultural initiatives that have a strong link to climate adaptation and mitigation 12
  13. 13. • Out come of the meeting: – The key outcome of the meeting was the agreement to hold a National Adaptation Planning event for Agriculture on 16th – 17th September 2013. – The proposed outcome of the September meeting will be a key resolution on how to take the NCCAP forward in the agriculture sector – The meeting agreed to create thematic working groups which would focus on identifying mechanisms for supporting the implementation of Agricultural components of the NCCAP) and define a national vision for Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) 13 Moving Forward in Agricultural Adaptation and Mitigation (13/13)