WFO at the Climate Dialogues 2020 to raise awareness on farmers-driven initiatives for soils health, enhancing mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

In the framework of the Climate Dialogues 2020 (23 November – 4 December), organized by UNFCCC to make sure that the action on climate change doesn’t stop with the postponement of COP26 to next year, the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) is hosting a side event on “Soils Health Matters! Boosting Farmers – Driven Solutions to Soils Health” on December 1st at 13.30-14.30 CET.

 

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The event will raise awareness on farmers-driven initiatives for soils health, enhancing mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

The event will bring together farmers, scientists and international institutions to discuss how farmers’ solutions can be scaled up to boost further agriculture’s potential as a carbon sink and the resilience of farming.

Agriculture is a key part of the solution to climate change, and it all starts from the soils!

AGENDA

13.30 Introduction of the event by the moderator

  • Tobias Gras, Senior Policy Advisor, Danish Agriculture and Food Council

13.35 13.45 Setting the scene: how farmers and science can work together to boost farmers- driven solutions for Soils Health

  • Theo De Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organisation, WFO
  • James Blignaut, member of WFO Scientific Council, World Farmers’ Organisation, WFO

13.45 – 14.25 Farmers- Driven solutions to soil health: how farmers and private sector actors are contributing to soils health with a shared vision for sustainable Food Systems

  • Hans Roust Thysen, Head of Climate at SEGES, Knowledge centre of Danish Agriculture and Food Council, DAFC
  • Paolo Di Stefano, Head of European and International Affairs, Coldiretti
  • Patrick Heffer, Interim Director General, International Fertilizers Association, IFA
  • Peter Button, Vice-Secretary General, UPOV
  • Meena Pokhrel, Deputy General Manager, Nepal Agricultural Cooperative Central Federation, Ltd NACCFL

14.25 Final remarks

  • Theo De Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organisation, WFO