Wrap Up: Agriculture and Food Security under Climate Change
Wrap up and key messages Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 3 December 2012, Doha, Qatar
PLAN AHEAD! “The UN has never faced such a comprehensive set of problems. These are crises that can’t be solved quickly.”
Qatar -‐ Drylands Theme “One third of the world’s populaPon lives in drylands.” -‐ Food security a central issue
HolisPc soluPons “Need a cross cuRng approach.” -‐ Landscape approach to natural resources -‐ Water -‐ Social, Economic and Environmental dimensions
More than talking “I’m not here just to talk. It is about being good stewards and transforming livelihoods.” -‐ AcPon needs to arise from within sector
“Take it to the farmer” The reality is at the farm. The soluPons lie on-‐ farm as well as in the policy sphere.
Scaleable SoluPons -‐ Land tenure -‐ Extension and educaPon -‐ Climate smart or Ecosystem agriculture -‐ Use of exisPng technologies and tech transfer -‐ Post harvest losses and food waste
Partnership “Public -‐ Private – People” -‐ Need to inclusive and creaPve
Invest in Research Key areas: -‐ Extreme weather -‐ Water losses -‐ Emerging diseases, insect pest, and impacts on pollinators -‐ MUST INCLUDE FARMERS and VULNERABLE
PrioriPes for AcPon -‐ Finance, including smart public subsidies -‐ IncenPves -‐ Data gathering at local level -‐ Risk management -‐ EducaPon
On-‐Line -‐ How to link farming to UNFCCC -‐ Need for impact ﬁgures 13 million hectares of forest lost annually -‐ most tweeted -‐ Stressed landscapes exacerbate vulnerability
Trade-‐oﬀs “There are not as many trade oﬀs as people think.” -‐ It is not miPgaPon versus adaptaPon. -‐ Achieving adaptaPon can help address miPgaPon.
Frameworks Important “I strongly believe we need a internaPonal protocol.”
FrustraPon “Will we get to COP 100 with no food, no agriculture, no water?” -‐sPcking points like trade, miPgaPon, adaptaPon
Plaborms outside UNFCCC -‐ UN Commicee on World Food Security -‐ Land Tenure Guidelines -‐ Sustainability iniPaPves
Walking the Talk “I want agriculture in!” For sector: combined consideraPon of agriculture, forestry and land use, and their impacts on society For countries: accountability domesPcally and in negoPaPons
Tough Issues Experience of REDD+ suggests talking about the issues and understanding the facts helps countries negoPate. -‐ Drop the rhetoric
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