The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.
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Dec 5

Agriculture advantage 2.0 - Climate-smart agriculture: Identifying the best bets - COP24 side event

Agriculture advantage 2.0 - Climate-smart agriculture: Identifying the best bets - COP24 side event

Event Overview

Agriculture is likely to be the sector mostly affected by the impacts of climate change. Many developing countries included agriculture and land use change as an adaptation priority and also a mitigation opportunity in their nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement. Positive climate outcomes from the agriculture sector in both areas require the identification of climate-smart, context specific and investment-ready, opportunities for farmers, investors and policy makers.

Promising climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices exist and lessons have been learned in recent years that can support decision-making to foster the agricultural transformation needed to address climate change. However, many decision-makers still struggle to identify the best bet CSA interventions in their own context.

The objective of this side event is to demystify CSA by presenting practical and cutting edge CSA prioritisation processes that have proven successful in over 30 countries and have been used by government officials, development organisations, researchers, the private sector and civil society, in order to open up opportunities for scaling them up.

Positive climate outcomes from the agriculture sector require the identification of climate-smart, context-specific and investment-ready opportunities for farmers, investors and policy makers. This event presents cutting edge approaches that have proven successful in over 30 countries.

Organisers

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

  • CCAFS

    The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will address the increasing challenge of global warming and declining food security on agricultural practices, policies and measures through a strategic collaboration between CGIAR and Future Earth. Led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), CCAFS is a collaboration among all 15 CGIAR research centres and coordinates with the other CGIAR research programs. Learn more about our people. All CGIAR centres have a stake in CCAFS, and numerous Centres have considerable climate change expertise and activities. In addition, there is an on-going commitment to a major international partner (Future Earth).

  • World Bank

  • New Zealand

  • IFAD

    Headquartered in Rome, Italy, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialised agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. It was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided US$18.5 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached about 464 million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialised United Nations agency based in Rome – the UN’s food and agriculture hub. In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), through its nominee AFRACA – The African Rural and Agriculture Credit Association, IFAD Co-Chairs the Finance Thematic Working Group and regularly participates in AGRF related sessions, workshops, programs related to the improvement of access to finance in Africa by smallholder farmers.