COP21 side event: Lima-Paris Action Agenda: Focus on agriculture

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Event Date and time


UNFCCC Pavilion, Blue-Zone, COP21, Paris-Le Bourget, Observer room 12

The LPAA "Focus on Agriculture" at COP21 aims to show that the transition to a climate-resilient and low-GHG agriculture is feasible and already underway by showcasing existing solutions.


15:00-15:15: Opening by Aziz AKHANNOUCH, Minister for agriculture and fisheries of MORROCO (to be confirmed)

15:15-15:30: Key Note and General overview by FAO Director-General José GRAZIANO DA SILVA: “Food security and climate change: challenges ahead”

15:30-17:00: Presentations

  • Soils in agriculture: The “4 per 1000 Initiative : soils for food-security and climate” : Stéphane Le FOLL, Minister for Agriculture, Food Processing Industry and Forestry, FRANCE
  • Livestock: Beef-Carbon and Carbon-Dairy (to be confirmed)
  • Food losses and waste: SAVE-FOOD: Werner Matthias DORNSCHEIDT, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf (to be confirmed)
  • Sustainable production methods and resilience of farmers: Kanayo F. NWANZE, IFAD’s President, West-African Alliance for climate-smart agriculture : Kadré Désiré OUéDRAOGO, President of ECOWAS commission (to be confirmed), The Blue Growth Initiative: Wallace COSGROW, Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture of SEYCHELLES (to be confirmed)
  • Discussion with the floor

17:00-18:00: High Level Panel “Potential for agriculture to address poverty and food insecurity and tackle climate change in parallel”

  • José CALZADA, Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development, Fisheries and Nutrition of MEXICO (to be confirmed)
  • Jérôme BEDIER, CEO of Carrefour, Consumer Good Forum
  • Rosa Montañez, President of the Latin-American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds- RedLAC (to be confirmed)
  • Evelyn NGULEKA, President of World Farmer Organization
  • Winnie BYANYIMA, Oxfam International Executive Director (to be confirmed)
  • Discussion with the floor

18:00-18:15: Closing by David NABARRO, UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Food Security and Nutrition