The Second Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD II) will be organized in Punta del Este, Uruguay, 29 October – 1 November 2012. The GCARD II will focus on the ways to implement the tasks identified in the GCARD RoadMap with special attention to “Foresight and partnership for innovation and impact on small-holder livelihoods”. With this, the Conference will become an excellent platform to build cooperation around key forward-looking agendas and plan joint actions among all stakeholders. This should in turn, open international partnership opportunities and help the development of concrete research and development programs that can lead through to substantive impacts.
TIME: 12:30 - 13:30 Central European Time (CET) - [Convert Time]
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will live stream Dr. Mario Herrero, Senior agro-ecological systems analyst at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The science seminar will cover the topic of mitigation potentials in the livestock sector, which will be followed by a 30 minute interactive discussion session.
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The International Conference on Food Security in Dry Lands (FSDL) will be held in Doha, Qatar, on 14 to 15 November 2012. Organized by the National Food Security Programme (QNFSP) together with a consortium of national, regional and international partner institutions, the conference will take place on the campus of Qatar University. The deliberations over the two days of the conference will cover 12 parallel technical sessions and a “Ministerial Dialogue on Dry Land Agriculture in a Changing Climate.” The events will shed light on current trends and strategies to boost food production and improve food security in dry lands countries. FSDL will culminate with a “Doha Declaration” reflecting the basic consensus of the participants.
Emissions of GHG are the primary causes of anthropogenic climate change which has severe impacts on agriculture. Agriculture is itself a big contributor to climate change. According to the IPCC, farming directly accounts for 13.5% of GHG emissions and land-use change (often clearing forest for crop land particularly in developing countries) is responsible for a further 17.4%.
The annual Conference of the Parties (COP) is rotated between the five UN regional groups, with the African Group hosting 2011 and the Asian Group 2012. COP18 will take place from 26 November to 7 December 2012 and is likely to be held in Qatar's captial of Doha. In connection to the meeting, South Korea will host a key transitional meeting to help ministers prepare for the event. In short, The State of Qatar and the Republic of Korea will make joint efforts to globally promote and implement the green growth agenda at and in the run-up to the conference. The conference will most likely focus on how to secure a legally binding international deal to cut emissions that can come into force between 2015 and 2020.
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Can we achieve food security while reducing the impact of the food system on climate change? On Thursday 29 November the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will organize the side-event “Lessons learnt from scaling-up actions on food security, adaptation and mitigation”.
CCAFS Coordinating Unit - University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Rolighedsvej 21, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark, phone +45 35331046; Email ccafs [at] cgiar [dot] org, EAN 5790000279012
Lead Center - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)