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COP22 - Marrakech

cop22Leaders and experts from international, regional and national research, development and donor organizations today called for stepping up efforts on drought management and mitigation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the face of climate change.‎

As climate change is increasingly affecting rainfall and temperatures, drier regions like the MENA are faced with a growing problem of feeding more people under the least favorable conditions for agricultural production.‎ Water resources, already under great pressure in these areas, will become more stressed particularly under drought conditions, undermining efforts to ensure food and water security, and agricultural sustainability.‎

Identifying ways and actions to cope with this problem was the focus of a joint high-level side event "Climate Resilience for Agriculture: Drought Management in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region" at the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), in Marrakech, Morocco.‎

"Addressing the impacts of climate change on the agriculture sector is imperative, especially in the MENA region, which is particularly vulnerable to drought," His Excellency Dr.‎ Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said during opening remarks at the event.‎ "We need to work collectively to boost efforts in science and innovation, which will in turn enhance climate resilience in agriculture and help us to better manage our growing food demand and ensure long-term food security.‎"

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Welcome to the fourth edition of our AIRCA Newsletter

newsletter-nov2016Welcome to the fourth edition of our AIRCA Newsletter.‎ A lot has happened since our last edition in June.‎

Catch up on the latest highlights, awards and recognitions from all the AIRCA members, as well as news from the AIRCA secretariat.‎

We hope you enjoy the read!‎

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Welcome to the third edition of our AIRCA Newsletter

newsletter-jun2016Welcome to the third edition of our AIRCA Newsletter.‎ In this edition, we have articles from all AIRCA members, on highlights of their work, a new section on awards and recognitions, and in the third section news from the AIRCA secretariat.‎ We hope you enjoy the read!‎

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GAPAD SDG2

GAPAD-Webinar

The Global Action Plan for Agricultural Diversification (GAPAD) is an initiative to support the Sustainable Development Agenda (Agenda 2030) adopted by the United Nations in September 2015.‎

It responds to the Declaration on Agriculture Diversification, signed by world leaders during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 21) in Paris in December 2015.‎

Close to 40 participants from 14 countries and 5 continents, all of whom were distinguished experts and leaders in fields relevant to agricultural diversification, took part in a roundtable forum held in Nairobi on 25 and 26 October 2016.‎

 

  1. RTF Final report ‪(Coming soon)‬
  2. GAPAD AIRCA and SDG2 Keatinge ‪(PowerPoint)‬
  3. GAPAD Transforming Agriculture for Good Azam Ali ‪(PowerPoint)‬
  4. GAPAD SDG2 Webinar content and feedback Oduor ‪(PowerPoint)‬
  5. Ending Hunger and Nutrition in Africa Nyoro ‪(PowerPoint)‬
  6. Intensifying sustainable agricultural productivity to meet SDG2 Sulser ‪(PowerPoint)‬
  7. Genetic diversity for sustaining agricultural diversity ‪(PowerPoint)‬
  8. Increasing investments facilitating trade and strengthening commodity market systems Day ‪(PowerPoint)‬
  9. GAPAD Webinar Summary ‪(PDF)‬
  10. GAPAD Day 1 ‪(YouTube Video)‬
  11. GAPAD Day 2 ‪(YouTube Video)‬

GAPAD SDG2 2016 Webinar

GAPAD SDG2 2016 Webinar:

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.‎


Tuesday | 20 September 2016 Time : 11.‎00am ‪(East African Time)‬

GAPAD-SDG2-2016

Global Action Plan for Agricultural Diversification (GAPAD) is an initiative to support the United Nation Sustainability Development Agenda 2030.‎ Agricultural diversification will expand the current food systems through increasing species diversity and a more resilient agriculture ecosystem that include new crops for food and non-food uses.‎

The main objective of GAPAD SDG 2 (Sustainable Development Goal 2) Webinar is to stimulate the discussion on ending hunger and achieving food security.‎ Agricultural diversification can improve nutrition, enhance food security and help alleviate poverty.‎

Outcomes of this webinar will be brought as a contribution to the Roundtable Forum on GAPAD SDG2 to be held in Nairobi on 25 & 26 October 2016 which is to identify the contribution of agricultural diversification to SDG2.‎

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Webinar panel speakers and moderation are as follows:

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Dr.‎ Simon Anderson
Director
Climate Change from International Institute for Environment and Development ‪(IIED, UK)‬
Presentation: ‪"Diversification in support of sustainable agriculture in a changing climate: constraints and opportunities"‬.‎
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Dr, Walter de Boef
Senior Program Officer
Climate Change from International Institute for Environment and Development ‪(IIED, UK)‬
Presentation: ‪"Keeping hunger at bay - agricultural diversification as a global driver of food security and economic growth"‬.‎
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Dr.‎ Namukolo Covic
Research Coordinator
International Food Policy Research Institute ‪(IFPRI, Ethiopia)‬
Presentation: ‪"Enhancing nutrition security and livelihoods - role of agricultural diversification"‬.‎
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Natalie Heng
Moderator
Natalie Heng, a freelance journalist and copywriter, is currently a contributor to the online science and development portal, SciDev.net.‎ Prior to that, she was a journalist with leading Malaysian dailies i.e The Star and The Sun, and produced programmes for BFM Radio 89.‎9.‎
 

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