03 Nov 2017

WFO at COP23

Famers Day at COP 23,

Wednesday 8th November 2017

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Farmers and farming advocates invite you to their events in Bonn at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties

Events will take place in Meeting Room 9 in the Bonn zone. Join the conversation online using #FarmersDay and #COP223

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List of Farmers Day's Events


11.30-13.00: Enhancing farmers’ institutional capacity to gain effectiveness in a changing climate


World Farmers Organisation and International Fertilisers Association


Farmers’ networks allow exchange of information and best practices, challenges and solutions and provide farmers, especially youth, with capacity to tackle climate change. Best practices on farmers’ initiatives to mitigate and adapt to climate change and measurement of progress will be shown.


Dr. Theo De Jager, WFO President
Representative of Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases
Dr Meryl Richards, Science Officer for Low Emissions Development at CCAFS
Representative of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
Representative of OIE, World Organization for Animal Health


13.15-14.45: Is Sustainable Land and Water Management Compatible with Small-scale Farming under Climate Change?
International Potato Center and International Water Management Institute


Climate change adaptation in agriculture will be driven by growing pressure on water and land. Solutions include early-maturing, robust and water-efficient root and tuber crops, better water management, mechanisms to protect land rights and organize farmers, and an enabling policy environment.


Jan Low, 2016 World Food Prize laureate, CIP
Giriraj Amarnath, Research Group Leader for the Water Risks and Disasters, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Alan Nicol, Sustainable Growth Program Lead, IWMI
Dyborn Chibonga, CEO, National Smallholder Farmers' Association, Malawi
James Kinyangi, Chief, Climate and Policy, African Development Bank


15.00-16.30: Climate Justice, Adaptive Agriculture and Livestock Farming in Vulnerable Lands of Agrarians
South Asian Forum for Environment, Canadian Federation of Agriculture and Carre Geo & Environment:


Asia & Africa, frequent natural disasters are displacing populations; many are combating impacts of climate change by coupling technology and TEK. This event advocates for international status of climate refugees and promotes collective community interventions on climate adaptive agro-farming.


Dr Dipayan Dey (SAFE) Restoration ecologist
Dr A Arunachalam (ICAR)Sr. Agro-Scientist,ICAR
Mr. Ibrahim MBAMOKO, Exécutif, Association Carre Geo & Environnement
Fred Yoder, North American Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance Chair
Ron Bonnett, Canadian Federation of Agriculture President

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