Online Forum on Building climate resilient food systems based on the 10 Agroecology elements

Online Forum on Building climate resilient food systems based on the 10 Agroecology elements

27 October 2020. Online Forum on Building climate resilient food systems based on the 10 Agroecology elements

Organized jointly by the Secretariat of the Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Agriculture, Food Security and Land Use at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Biovision Foundation and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), this online forum is the second of a series that addresses the adaptation and mitigation potential of agroecology in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). 

Since the food system is highly dynamic and relates to various policy agendas, policymakers might want to apply a food system approach to address this complexity holistically. This means examining food systems as a whole rather than in separate parts. Agroecology and other related systemic approaches provide guidance and options for such transformation along the entire chain of food systems.

This discussion forum provides space for members of the NDC Partnership’s Thematic Working Group on Agriculture, Food Security and Land Use, and members of the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture community. This session is also open to all actors and interested people involved directly or indirectly in the NDC revision process, transformation of food systems and agroecology.

Presented resources:
Objectives

Panel discussion

Tangible show cases 
  • Prof. Rajeshwar Singh Chandel, Sustainable Food Systems Platform for Natural Farming (SuSPNF), India; 
  • Ply Pirom, WWF, Thailand; 
  • Enos Shumba, WWF, Zimbabwe; 
  • Allan Mortensen, Chombo Project, Verstergaar
Related: 

What is the Koronivia Joint Work Agriculture?

The KJWA is a decision (decision 4/CP.23) that was reached at the UN climate conference (COP23) in November 2017 on next steps for agriculture within the UNFCCC framework. The decision officially acknowledges the significance of the agriculture sectors in adapting to and mitigating climate change.

Under this landmark decision, countries agreed to work together to make sure that agricultural development ensures both increased food security in the face of climate change and a reduction in emissions. The joint work will address six topics related to soils, nutrient use, water, livestock, methods for assessing adaptation, and the socio-economic and food security dimensions of climate change across the agricultural sectors.

The KJWA represents an important step forward in the negotiations on agriculture within the UNFCCC and emphasizes the importance of agriculture and food security in the climate change agenda. By mainstreaming agriculture into the UNFCCC processes, the KJWA can drive transformation in agricultural and food systems, and address the synergies and trade-offs between adaptation, mitigation and agricultural productivity.

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