F@rmLetter Issue n.3, December 2020

The views and opinions expressed by the authors do not necessarily reflect the position of the World Farmers’ Organisation.

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EDITORIAL

WFO President’s opinion on a topical issue.

Do You Want to Tackle Climate Change in Times of Pandemic? Roll Up Your Sleeves and Put Your Fingers in the Soil!

by Theo de Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organisation

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WFO TALKS TO…

Q&A session with world renowned personalities

WFO Talks to Dr David Nabarro

Q&A Session with Dr David Nabarro, Special Envoy of WHO Director General on COVID-19, Co-Director of Institute of Global Health Innovation and Strategic Director of 4SD – Skills, Systems & Synergies for Sustainable Development

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IN DEPTH

Educational and non-scientific thematic in-depth analysis by key WFO partners.

Farmers’ Nature Based Solutions – Combining mitigation, adaptation, resilience, and biodiversity conservation in an affordable and inclusive, tested model

by Giovanni Vanni Frajese, Scientific Advisor and Council Coordinator, World Farmers’ Organisation

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Climate-smart agriculture supports resilience of Latin American farmers

by Deissy Martínez Barón, Regional Program Leader, CCAFS in Latin America

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INNOVATIVE IDEAS

Technology and innovative business models, social services, agricultural practices.

DEMETER – Helping farmers to improve irrigation with reduced water and energy consumption

by Martin Klopfer, Pilot Activities coordinator, and Gráinne Dilleen, Communication and Dissemination coordinator, for the DEMETER project

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STORIES FROM THE FIELD

A series of farming success stories selected from different countries all around the globe.

Raising the voice of farmers in their struggle to fight climate change and the pandemic outbreak

by The Climakers Alliance

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DIALOGUES

The point of view of the other relevant actors of the food chain.

COVID-19, climate change and disaster resilience: Time for Leadership and Action

by Irina Zodrow, Head of the UNDRR Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement Unit, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

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Climate Change – an added complexity to addressing health risks

by Dr Monique Eloit, Director General, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

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A Just Rural Transition: How farmers can drive the transformation agenda

by Melissa Pinfield, Executive Director, Just Rural Transition Secretariat

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Innovating towards climate-resilient food production

by Michael Keller, Secretary General, International Seed Federation (ISF)

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