Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2009
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Agriculture and Rural Development Day is hosted by
Consultative Group on International agricultural Research (CGIAR)  CGIAR logo
CGIAR Challenge Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)  CCAFS logo
Global Donor Platform for Rural Development  Donor Platform logo
University of Copenhagen (KU)  KU logo
With the support of
Danish International Development Agency  DANIDA logo
The European Union  European Union logo
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)  IFAD logo
Organised by
Alliance of the CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) Centers  Alliance of the CGIAR logo
Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP)  ESSP logo
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)  FAO logo
Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR)  GFAR logo
International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP)  IFAP logo
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)  IFPRI logo
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Get some fresh insights on ARD — Voices of Agriculture and Forest Day’s participants

The event’s programme is tailored to its theme “The road after Copenhagen: priority strategies and actions for ensuring food security and rural development in the face of climate change”.

The event consisted of an opening plenary with keynote presentations, roundtable discussions on specific themes, poster sessions, booth exhibitions and a closing plenary.

Time Agenda
08.00 – 09.00 Morning coffee and registration
09.00 – 09.10 Welcome and introduction by Per Holten-Andersen, Dean of Faculty of LIFE Sciences, University of Copenhagen
09.10 – 09.20 Opening remarks by Katherine Sierra, Chair of CGIAR and Vice President for Sustainable Development, WorldBank
09.20 – 09.30 Presentation of the programme, objectives and procedure (guidelines for working together)
09.30 – 10.20 Keynote Speaker Presentations
(i) Gordon Conway, Professor of International Development, Imperial College London. Download as PDF (2.3MB)
(ii) Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of International Fund for Agricultural Development – IFAD. Download as PDF (0.2MB)
10.20 – 10.45 Brief introduction for the next events: Parallel Roundtable Discussions and Ideas Marketplace
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break and media briefing (tbd)
11.15 – 13.00 Roundtable 1 Roundtable 2 Roundtable 3 Roundtable 4
The triple challenge to agriculture of increasing food productivity, climate resilience and GHG mitigation Policies and institutions for resilient development in the face of climate change Strategies and responses for adaptation of farmers and food systems Unlocking the potential of emission markets for small farmers
13.00 – 13.45 Lunch (incl. time for viewing posters and booths)
13.45 – 14.30 Speech by Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S Department of Agriculture USDA News Release
14.30 – 15.00 Ideas Marketplace Session 1
15.15 – 15.45 Ideas Marketplace Session 2
15.45 – 16.15 Coffee break
16.15 – 16.30 Synthesis from the Roundtables
16.30 – 17.00 Q&A session
17.00 – 17.30 Wrapping-up
Closing Summary: Mark Cackler – Manager Agriculture and Rural Development Department, World Bank & Dr. Lindiwe Sibanda - CEO, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
Last Words: Ajay Vashee, President of International Federation of Agricultural Producers - IFAP
18.00 – 18.30 Copenhagen Premiere of “Hope in a Changing Climate”
The film demonstrates that it is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems, to restore ecosystem functions in areas where they have been lost, to fundamentally improve the lives of people who have been trapped in poverty for generations, and to sequester carbon naturally. A new film produced for the BBC by the Environmental Education Media Project “Hope in a Changing Climate” will introduced by the filmmakers and an opportunity for discussion will follow the screening.

This page will be updated with event outcomes,
materials and webcasts as they become available

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Statement of Outcomes (70KB PDF)
IISD summary of the event (235KB PDF)
Media advisory: English | French | Spanish | Danish (50KB each PDF)
Biographies of the speakers (0.3MB PDF)
Background material: Key Points for Discussion (1.6MB PDF)
Comprehensive Event Guide (5.4MB PDF)

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