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COP22 side event: Economic advantage of agriculture in NDCs

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Event Date and time


Bab Ighli, Pacific room (Blue zone)

This side event will present new financial evidence and analysis including likely returns on investment to women and men smallholder farmers. Panellists from Africa and Asia will provide numbers and insights from current country-level investments in adaptation and mitigation in agriculture.

Economic Advantage
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The Economic Advantage: Assessing the value of climate-change actions in agriculture

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The Economic Advantage: Assessing the value of climate-change actions in agriculture



Laurie Goering, Thomson-Reuters Foundation (Moderator)

Welcome, side event objectives, introduction to speakers

5 min

Opening presentation

Sonja Vermeulen, (CCAFS/University of Copenhagen)

Illustrated presentation on key messages of report, findings, recommendations

20 min

Moderated dialogue among panellists and audience

Ilaria Firmian (IFAD)

Environment and Climate Knowledge Officer, Environment and Climate Division, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

60 minutes

Peter Läderach (CIAT)

Theme leader for Climate Change, CIAT

Chebet Maikut (Uganda)

Commissioner of the Climate Change Department, Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment

Imelda Bacudo (ASEAN/GIZ)

Senior Regional Advisor, ASEAN-German Programme on Response to Climate Change     

Final remarks and wrap up by facilitator

5 min

Please join us for refreshments immediately after the event

The event is jointly organized by: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

This event is part of Farmers Day.

View the full list of CCAFS events at COP22 in Morocco.