Agriculture and Rural Development Day
The main objective of the Event is to lay the groundwork for a workplan of strategies and actions that will see agriculture fully incorporated into the post-Copenhagen agenda.Approximately 300 participants are expected. The Event will consist of an opening plenary with keynote presentations, roundtable discussions on specific themes, poster sessions and a closing plenary. The Event will bring together policy makers and negotiators, rural development practitioners, producers, civil society and the agricultural and climate change scientific community. The event will identify the no-regret priorities for agriculture and food security – stressing the areas where the world needs to act regardless of exactly how climate change plays out locally.We will focus discussions on the following key areas: the role of agriculture and farmers in adaptation and mitigation strategies; future scenarios for agriculture, rural development and food security; climate change as a development issue; innovations in the agricultural sector of relevance to the climate change agenda.Roundtable topics include: Climate change impacts on agriculture; Policies and institutions; Agricultural responses for adaptation and mitigation and Unlocking the potential of the carbon market for small farmers.