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Webinar: Indicators for climate adaptation in agriculutre

Event Date and time

CCAFS' Program Director Bruce Campbell will give a presentation during a webinar on indicators for climate adaptation in agriculture, hosted by the Secretariat of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development.

About the webinar

The advancement of climate-smart agriculture (CSA)–that is agriculture that enhances food security, is resilient to climate change and reduces emissions–requires new technical and financial capabilities. This includes the establishment of scientifically credible indicators, which are critical to motivating the necessary transformations in agricultural and food systems.

This will be the topic of a webinar organized by the Secretariat of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development. Dr. Bruce Campell, Program Director of the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), will discuss the development and implementation of adaptation indicators in the context of CSA projects. To begin with, he will describe the complexities and difficulties associated with the process due to multiple reasons, such as the context-specific nature of agriculture and the dimensional and temporal scales of adaptation, to mention a few. Next, he will provide a set of recommendations to assist practitioners in devising appropriate tools to assess the adaptive capacity and resilience of an agricultural system.

To demonstrate the practical application of the recommendations, the discussion will draw on the CSA Programming and Indicator Tool. Developed in collaboration with several international agencies, the tool is designed to identify the most relevant indicators to be used at different scales of CSA planned intervention(s).

Webinar agenda

Time Description
5 min Welcome and introdcution
20 min Presentation by Dr. Bruce Campbell
35 min Q&A and discussion