World Agroforestry at COP17
Climate-smart must be livelihood smart too
UN Climate Change talks in Durban, South Africa 2011
Climate-smart agriculture aims to increase sustainable production while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing carbon sequestration and strengthening farmers’ resilience.
The World Agroforestry Centre believes that, to be effective, climate-smart agriculture has to target food security and livelihoods. The only way to get buy-in from smallholder farmers is to provide sufficient incentives for change or evidence of benefits. Agroforestry – the growing of trees on farms - stores carbon (mitigation), provides resilience (adaptation) and gives farmers produce they can eat and products they can sell.
OUR EVENTS AT COP17
Making climate-smart agriculture work for the poor
Thursday 1 December 2011
Apies River Room, International Convention Centre
While there is tremendous potential in NRM for development, mitigation, adaptation and more sustainable land management, smallholder farmers will only engage in biocarbon projects if the focus is on their livelihoods. Finding the right incentives and public-private partnership arrangements will be critical to mobilizing climate change funds for the rural poor. At this event, representatives from the private sector, government and international organizations will discuss possible ways to overcome the multiple institutional, financial, management and development related challenges faced by agricultural biocarbon projects in Africa.
How trees and people can co-adapt to climate change
Thursday 1 December 2011
Garden Court Marine Parade, 167 Marine Parade (Close to the ICC)
This new book focuses on the relationship between rural development and the roles of trees and agroforestry in climate-change adaptation and mitigation. It discusses how Reward for Environmental Services (RES) schemes hold promise for contributing to a reduction in the vulnerability of rural livelihoods to climate change while at the same time enhancing carbon stocks in the landscape.
Climate-smart agriculture is Evergreen
Agriculture and Rural Development Day
Saturday 3 December 2011
Ritson Campus, Durban University of Technology, 7 Ritson Road, Overport
Evergreen Agriculture, the integration of appropriate trees into food crop systems, is fast emerging in Africa and South Asia as a science-based approach to increasing smallholder productivity under a more variable climate, and at low marginal costs to poor smallholder farm families. This learning event will share latest findings on the performance of Evergreen Agriculture in terms of adaptation and mitigation, success in upscaling, the role of policy reform and public-private financing models. Co-hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Landscape approaches: The place of agroforestry, afforestation and reforestation in REDD+
Sunday 4 December 2011
Olive Convention Centre, 81 Somtseu Road, Durban, South Africa
Global climate policy has so far segregated mitigation and adaptation with separate approaches for agriculture and forestry based on historical institutional divides. In developing countries, the reality is populated landscapes where forests and farmland overlap and intersect. This learning event will present case studies that focus on high carbon stock development pathways without segregated policies at international, national and local levels. Organized in conjunction with the International Tropical Timber Organization involving panelists from IUCN and IITA.
Achieving zero net land degradation: impacts on climate change issues
Land Day 5
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Rio Conventions Pavilion, South Africa Climate Change Response Expo
Co-organised by the UNCCD, the Republic of South Africa and the World Agroforestry Centre, Land Day 5 aims to heighten attention among policy makers to land issues of relevance to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). At this year’s event, Dr Dennis Garrity, former Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre and UNCCD Drylands Ambassador will provide a guest address on agroforestry in the context of achieving zero emissions from land degradation.
Monday 28 November to Wednesday 7 December 2011
International Convention Centre, Durban Exhibition Centre
van Noordwijk M, Hoang MH, Neufeldt H, Öborn I, Yatich T, eds. 2011. How trees and people can co-adapt to climate change: Reducing vulnerability through multifunctional agroforestry landscapes. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya.
Neufeldt H, Kristjanson P, Thorlakson T, Gassner A, Norton-Griffiths M, Place F, Langford K, 2011. Making climate-smart agriculture work for the poor. ICRAF Policy Brief 12. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya.
World Agroforestry Centre / CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, 2011. Improving carbon initiatives aimed at smallholders: Addressing opportunities and challenges through better communication. ICRAF Policy Brief 11. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya.
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya. Robiglio V, Minang PA, Asare R, 2011. On-farm timber production for emission reduction with sustainable benefits at the tropical forest margins. ASB Policy Brief 23. ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins, Nairobi, Kenya.
Santos-Martin, F.; Bertomeu, M.; van Noordwijk, M.; Navarro, R. 2011. Why smallholders plant native timber trees: lessons from the Philippines. ASB Policy Brief 24. ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins, Bogor, Indonesia.
Meyfroidt P, van Noordwijk M, Minang P, Dewi S and Lambin EF, 2011. Drivers and consequences of tropical forest transitions: options to bypass land degradation? ASB Policy Brief 25. ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins, Nairobi, Kenya.
Minang PA, Bernard F, Van Noordwijk M, Kahurani E, 2011. Agroforestry in REDD+: Opportunities and challenges. ASB Policy Brief 26. ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins, Nairobi, Kenya.