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Agriculture's Triple Win - World Bank at Agriculture and Rural Development Day

Photo Credits: Nial Palmer, CIAT Inger Andersen at the Agriculture and Rural Day 2010 Event

Photo credits: Neil Palmer | Ghana, an example of failed rains and produce; Inger Andersen at the Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2010 at Cancun.

December 6, 2010

There is no climate security without food security and no food security without climate security - concluded the Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2010 held in parallel to COP16.


The Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2010, held on December 4, demonstrated that agriculture is where climate change, food security, and development intersect and advocated for a COP decision on a “work program for agriculture” — and at the same time looked beyond the negotiations. Statement of Outcome 
 
The event was co-hosted by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
 
Inger Andersen, CGIAR Fund Council Chair, and Vice President for Sustainable Development at the World Bank, delivered an opening speech: "Agricultural Development, Food Security and Climate Change: Intersecting at a Global Crossroads.”
 

Inger Andersen, conclusion of Forest and Agriculture and Rural Development Days, COP 16 Cancun, Mexico
She highlighted the “triple win” components of agriculture’s role as part of the climate change solution, through its role in capturing carbon, leading to increased production as well as increased resilience of production systems. She noted the need to better understand how much carbon can be sequestered and with what techniques in order to make recommendations to farmers and gain access to carbon finance.
 
She emphasized the need for research programmes that engage and empower farmers, and called attention to the CGIAR Research Programme launched at the conclusion of ARDD 2010: “Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
 
She highlighted the importance of financing and sustained partnerships to support country-led strategies, and said the roadmap for action coming out of the Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change is impressive.
 
She emphasized that collaboration toward achieving the triple win of increased food security, resilience and emissions reductions will make all the difference especially to the poor of the world that the World Bank serves.

CGIAR video on climate change and agriculture in Ghana featured at the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) launch event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: 2010-12-06




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