International Symposium for Scaling-up and Out of Climate-Smart Technologies and Practices for Sustainable Agriculture

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Event Date and time

Venue

Science Council of Japan, 7-22-34, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8555, Japan

On November 5th, 2019, the International Symposium for Scaling-up and Out of Climate-Smart Technologies and Practices for Sustainable Agriculture will be held in Tokyo, Japan, with a keynote speech by CCAFS' Dhanush Dinesh. 

Background

Scientists have warned us that climate change is already affecting our everyday lives. The global average temperature has already risen 1 degree compared to the pre-industrial period. Climate change, including increased frequency and intensity of severe weather such as heat-waves, droughts and heavy precipitation, has adversely affected food security and the ecosystem. All these things are having huge effects on agriculture worldwide. 

We need to accelerate research and implementation of climate-smart technologies that will help to promote sustainable agriculture. What do we need to scale up new technologies and methods? The International Symposium for Scaling-up and Out of Climate-Smart Technologies and Practices for Sustainable Agriculture, hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), will discuss how climate-smart technologies and practices can effectively be delivered to farmers.

Online registration for the Symposium has been closed. If you would like to participate the symposim, please contact: +81-3-6744-2473, climate_smart_ws@maff.go.jp.

The Symposium will be followed by a workshop on world trends of climate change and agriculture (closed).

Program

Description

Speaker/Panellist

Time

Opening and welcome 

 Mr. Yoshihisa HishinumaDirector General, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat, MAFF

13:30-13:40

Keynote speech: Scaling up and out technologies for farmers and the earth

Mr. Dhanush DineshGlobal Policy Engagement Manager, CCAFS

13:40-14:10

Local practice: Scaling-up healthy soils and voluntary conservation practices as a climate solution

Ms. Amy Swan, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University

Dr. Adam Chambers, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), West National Technology Support Cente

14:10-14:40

Private sector's practice: Business case for scaling up and out climate-smart technologies and practices Mr. Junichi Sato, Senior Director of Environmental and Social Initiatives, Patagonia Japan

14:40-15:10

Break   15:10-15:30
Panel discussion: Let’s discuss ways to really start research with farmers in the center 

Facilitator: Mr. Yuito Yamada, Mc Kinsey and Company

Ms. Kayoko Maeda, President, Seven Foods

Mr. Kota Otsu, Landscape farmer and O2 Farm

Ms. Maiko Kubo, Director, Environment Policy Office, Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Mr. Dhanush DineshGlobal Policy Engagement Manager, CCAFS

Mr. Junichi SatoSenior Director of Environmental and Social Initiatives, Patagonia Japan

Ms. Amy SwanNatural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University 

Dr. Adam ChambersUnited States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), West National Technology Support Cente

15:30-17:00

Partners

The International Symposium for Scaling-up and Out of Climate-Smart Technologies and Practices for Sustainable Agriculture in Tokyo, Japan, is hosted by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF).

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