Virtual Workshop on Climate-Resilient Agriculture to Address Poverty
24-25 February 2022
One message that echoed strongly at UNFCCC COP26 was the urgency of climate adaptation as it had been put aside next to mitigation from the attention, resources or level of actions. CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation, Patrick Verkooijen said that “we are now living in the eye of the storm. Adapting the world to our climate emergency is essential for our safety, even as we tackle a global pandemic[i].”
Researchers found that the agricultural productivity would be negatively impacted as the global temperature rises[ii]. Some of the anticipated challenges that might follow in food production are:
Provided that the global population will continue to grow to around 9.7 billion by 2064[iv], any loss in the food production and the resultant failure to feed the world can be detrimental. At the same time, the global climate crisis would seriously hamper the livelihoods of people who depend on agriculture as a source of income to survive.[v] To prevent them from losing their crops to climate crisis, climate-smart agriculture (CSA) needs to be adapted and applied to local context. The already developed cutting-edge technologies, tools, and best practices also should be widely available and freely accessible for small-scale producers. To build a more resilient agricultural system against climate risks, a transformation at scale is called for.
Adapting to climate change impact can range from building higher flood defenses to growing more drought-tolerant crops and relocating coastal communities. In other words, a business-as-usual approach to agriculture will not meet the challenge facing the global climate system[vi]. With an aim of achieving the triple win of a) increased productivity, b) enhanced resilience, and c) reduced emissions, this workshop will offer an opportunity for participants to practice vulnerability assessment tool and discuss with experts on how to apply the tool in their local settings. This way, participants will be able to not only learn the critical issue of climate-smart agriculture but also develop the climate change adaptive capacity.
*The above program is subject to change
For the capacity building, this event will:
After the event, participants will be able to:
Selected applicants are required to complete the followings to be eligible for a Certificate of Completion:
Application and deadline
※ Late application will NOT be accepted.
※ Only selected applicants will be notified individually.
[i] COP26 urged to prioritise adaptation as climate emergency surges (2021), Aljazeera(accessed via https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/6/cop26-summit-urged-to-prioritise-adaptation-as-emergency-surges
[ii] Climate change will alter where many crops are grown (2021), The Economist (accessed via https://www.economist.com/international/2021/08/28/climate-change-will-alter-where-many-crops-are-grown)[iii] 농업분야의 기후변화 영향 페이, 국가기후변화 적응정보포털에서 발췌 (https://kaccc.kei.re.kr/portal/climateChange/changeeffect/changeeffect_view.do?num=3)
[v]To fight poverty, we need more climate action (2021), Aljazeera (accessed via https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/11/6/to-fight-poverty-we-need-more-climate-action)[vi] Realigning Agricultural Support to Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture (2018), World Bank