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

For compiled video coverage of the different sessions, roundtables and participants' voice please visit the media page with latest materials.

Morning Session
8.00 – 9.00 Morning coffee and registration
9.00 – 9.10 Introduction
9.10 – 9.30 Opening remarks
  • Ing. M.C. Ignacio Rivera Rodriguez, Vice-Minister for Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), Mexico. Download opening remarks 90KB
9.30 – 10.00 Agricultural development, food security and climate change: Intersecting at a global crossroads
  • Inger Andersen, Chair CGIAR Fund Council and Vice President of Sustainable Development, World Bank
10.00 – 11.00 Agriculture and food security under a changing climate: Regional perspectives

  • Session Chair – Walter Kennes, Head of Sector Environment and Natural Resources, DG Development, European Commission
  • Africa – Dr Josue Dioné, Director, Food Security and Sustainable Development Division (FSSDD), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
  • Asia – Prof Xu Yinlong, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science. Download presentation 1MB
  • Latin America – Senator Alberto Cárdenas Jiménez, Senate Agriculture Committee chair, Mexico. Download presentation 0.6MB
  • OECD / North America and Europe - Don McCabe, President, Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC). Download presentation 1.6MB
11.00 – 11.30 Discussion
11.30 – 12.00 Break / Media Q&A with key speakers in room Miro
12.00 – 13.30 Parallel Roundtables
Knowledge sharing on better-practice approaches, joint visions and/or mechanisms – piloted, implemented and prospective – for building development synergies between the agriculture and rural development and climate change agendas
Roundtable 1
Room Picasso
How can intensification of agriculture contribute to climate change mitigation and greater food security, as well as be sustainable?
Roundtable 2
Room Mallorca
From Science to Practice: how to implement agricultural mitigation and carbon sequestration practices on the farm?
Roundtable 3
Room Lanzarote
Moving beyond pilots: How can we scale-up pro-poor rural adaptation to ensure food security and development under climate change?
Roundtable 4
Room Murillo
How can carbon finance harness synergy between climate change and sustainable land management to enhance agricultural development?
Roundtable 5
Room Salón Del Prado (i.e. plenary room with interpretation EN/FR/ES)
What scientific, technological, and methodological aspects need to be considered to advance agriculture’s contribution to mitigation and adaptation?
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch break
Afternoon Session
14.30 – 15.00 Ideas Marketplace // Session 1
Several organisations will present cutting edge pilot activities, innovative policies and promising technologies for maximising synergies between agricultural development, food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation
Thematic cluster I
Achieving co-benefits through sustainable agriculture
What projects and programmes have achieved adaptation, mitigation and rural development benefits and how have they achieved this?
Thematic cluster II
Policies and Technologies
What are the best policy and technology options to meet the challenges of climate change and rural development?
Thematic cluster III
Integrated approaches to agriculture and forestry
How can an integrated approach to forestry and agriculture help tackle the climate change challenge and deliver benefits to poor and more vulnerable communities?
15.10 – 15.40 Ideas Marketplace // Session 2
15.40 – 16.00 Break
16.00 – 16.40 Towards a vision of sustainable agriculture
Feedback from the roundtable discussions - Lloyd le Page, CGIAR consortium CEO
16.40 – 18.00 Facilitated discussion – towards a joint statement
The final word: What we need to do now to help the world adapt to climate change, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to food security?
  • Developing country government perspective - Mohammed Asaduzzaaman, Research Director, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies
  • Developed country government perspective - Tim Groser, Minister Responsible for International Climate Change Negotiations, New Zealand
  • Civil society perspective - Dyborn Chibonga, Chief Executive Officer, National Smallholder Farmers' Association(NASFAM), Malawi
  • Private sector perspective - Peter Erik Ywema, General Manager, SAI Platform
18.00 – 18.30 Delivery of ARDD 2010 statement and closing remarks
  • Florin Vladu, Manager, Adaptation, Technology and Science programme, UNFCCC Secretariat
  • Lindiwe Sibanda, CEO and Head of Diplomatic Mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
18.30 – 20.00 Reception
Launch of CGIAR Consortium Research Programme 7 on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security with refreshments at the poolside of the Gran Melia Hotel

Official COP16 side event

Monday, 6 Dec 2010, 18:30-20:00, Cancún Messe, Room Mamey

Enabling agriculture and forestry to contribute to climate change responses

This official COP16 side event is held jointly by the organisers of Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2010 together with those of Forest Day 4.

Drawing on the outcomes of these two days, major international organisations, donors, farmers, civil society and the private sector will outline options for more integrated approaches among sustainable agriculture, forestry and climate change for food security — in close proximity to the negotiations of COP16.

Moderator – Rodney Cooke, Director, Policy and Technical Advisory Division, IFAD

COP16 side event programme
18.30 Introduction – including showing of the short video ‘Participants’ Voices from ARDD 2010 & FD4’
18.35 Climate-smart agriculture
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Chief Executive Officer, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), South Africa. Download presentation 95KB
18.45 Forestry and climate change
Frances Seymour, Director General, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia. Download presentation 960KB
18.55 Panel discussion
  • Peter Holmgren, Director, Climate, Energy and Tenure Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Frances Seymour, Director General, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia
  • Don McCabe, Farmer and Soil Conservation Council Canada
  • Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Chief Executive Officer, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), South Africa
  • Dyborn Chibonga, Chief Executive Officer, National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi
  • Mihir Kanti Majumder, Secretary of Environment, Bangladesh
  • Juergen Voegele, Director, Agriculture and Rural Development, World Bank
19.15 Open Discussion
19.50 Wrap up
20.00 Food and drinks


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