With THE CLIMAKERS initiative, Farmers worldwide, with the support of the other actors in the food value chain, the civil society, the international organizations, academia and the media, are promoting a completely reversed paradigm applying an authentic bottom-up approach, where farmers have the opportunity to lead the political process on climate change and build a real “farmers driven climate change agenda” based on the best practices that farmers are already implementing as practical solutions to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
This session aims to raise awareness about the contribution of farmers to the sustainability of food systems showcasing grass-root farmers driven solution to climate change and how the UN Food System Summit of next year can become a turning point to ensure a “Farmers Driven Approach” to the shift towards sustainable food systems.
12.00 – 12.05 Introduction of event and sessions by the moderator
- Michael Hoevel, Director, Marchmont Communications, and Coordinator of Farming First
12.05 – 12.50 A Farmers Driven Climate Change Agenda as a Bold Action to change the Food System
How Farmers contribute to sustainable Food Systems implementing solutions to climate change
- Theo De Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO)
- Jannes Maes, President, European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA)
- Errington Thompson, President, Agriculture Alliance of the Caribbean (AACARI)
- Rim Ferchichi, CEO, Maghrebian and North African Farmers Union (UMNAGRI)
- Stephen Muchiri, Executive Director, Eastern African Farmers Federation (EAFF)
- Majola Mabuza, Policy Officer, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)
12.50 – 13.25 Driving the transition together
A multi-stakeholder partnership towards the sustainability of Food Systems
- Giulia Di Tommaso, President and CEO, CropLife International
- Ming-Hong Yen, Director of Technical Cooperation Department, International Cooperation and Development Fund of Taiwan (Taiwan ICDF)
- Deissy Martinez, Regional Programme Leader for Latin America, CCAFS
- Ntiokam Divine, Managing Director, CSAYN
- Peer Ederer, Professor and Director, Global Food and Agribusiness Network (GFAN), and WFO Scientific Council Member
13.25 – 13.30 Conclusions by the moderator
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