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Climate-Smart Agriculture: Global Science Conference 20-22 March at UC Davis

Climate-Smart Agriculture: Global Science Conference 20-22 March at UC Davis | Mobile Technology for Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it

General Registration - $150
Student Registration - $75

Registration includes:

• Lunch on March 20, 21 and 22
• Reception on March 19 and 21
• Dinner on March 20

Please be sure to book your travel reservations.  Click here for a list of conference hotels and information on ground transportation.

Refunds:

• Registration refunds will not be issued but substitutions are allowed. Send substitution requests to Louise Uota atclimatesmart@ucdavis.edu

Questions? Contact Louise Uota at climatesmart@ucdavis.edu or telephone 530-754-2007

The conference will include two blocks of parallel science sessions. In order to gauge interest and plan for the correct room sizes, please indicate your first and second choices within each block of six when registering. Please note that your selections here will not be binding and will not guarantee admission to a particular session.

Parallel Session Block I

1. Crop physiology and genetics under climate change: implications for breeding and dissemination strategies.
2. Livestock management, animal health and policies for climate change impacts on disease.
3. Nitrogen management: balancing agricultural growth, GHG accounting, GHG mitigation + adaptation.
4. Farmer decision making under climate change and barriers to the adoption of climate smart agriculture practices.
5. Energy and biofuels: production and technologies to cut emissions without interfering with food production.
6. Climate risk management (financial mechanisms, insurance, or climate services for farmers).

Parallel Session Block II

7. Using GCM-based regional scenarios of development, deforestation, climate change and food security to design and test adaptive strategies for uncertain future climates.
8. Soil quality, organic matter and water use across landscapes: achieving multifunctionality through adaptation, mitigation and GHG accounting.
9. Water management related to food and fisheries systems under climate change: implementing strategies, technologies and institutions.
10. Managing and conserving agrobiodiversity to increase ecosystem services and resilience to climate change (e.g. REDD+ in mosaics of forest+cultivated systems, agroforestry, genetic resources)
11. Rural-urban connections that promote climate change resilience for agriculture (e.g. rural outmigration, peri-urban agriculture, avoiding urban sprawl into valuable farmlands)
12. Metrics for vulnerability assessment, mitigation, adaptation, food security and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes.


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Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook from the FAO

Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook from the FAO | Mobile Technology for Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it

There has been a rapid uptake of the term Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) by the international community, national entities and local institutions, in the past years. However, implementing this approach is challenging, partly due to a lack of tools and experience. Climate-smart interventions are highly location-specific and knowledge-intensive. Considerable efforts are required to develop the knowledge and capacities to make CSA a reality.

 

The purpose of the sourcebook is to further elaborate the concept of CSA and demonstrate its potential, as well as its limitations. This sourcebook is a reference tool for planners, practitioners and policy makers working in agriculture, forestry and fisheries at national and subnational levels, dealing with the effects of climate change.


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Climate-smart agriculture should be livelihood-smart too

Climate-smart agriculture should be livelihood-smart too | Mobile Technology for Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Encouraging climate-smart agriculture can lead to climate change adaptation practices in a partnership where the farmer's needs are addressed.

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How Climate-smart Agriculture Is Improving the Lives of Millions Around the World - Huffington Post

How Climate-smart Agriculture Is Improving the Lives of Millions Around the World - Huffington Post | Mobile Technology for Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
After four years of fruitless discussions on agriculture, we need global policies that recognize the critical role of agriculture for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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CGIAR Climate's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:28 PM

A quick search online shows that many agencies and projects have are testing or promoting climate-smart agriculture, but few have shown widespread uptake. But a new booklet, Climate-smart agriculture -- Success stories from farming communities around the world, shows that climate-smart agriculture can and does make a difference to millions of people's lives.

 

The booklet showcases 16 examples of successful climate-smart agriculture from both developed and developing countries. These initiatives are having a widespread impact on food security, adaptation to climate change and climate change mitigation, and are being implemented over vast areas and improving the lives of millions of people

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 13, 2013 9:23 PM

We don't need global policies. We need bureaucracy-free local solutions.