The fifth Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture aims to mobilize the global CSA community to deliver the transformation required in the agricultural sector. The conference takes place on October 8 to 10 in Bali and is co-organized by ACIAR, CCAFS and the Ministries of Agriculture from Indonesia and the Netherlands.
The conference will bring together key actors from diverse perspectives and regions, including policy makers, government officials, development champions and practitioners, private sector actors, and scientists from around the world.
The conference will aim to achieve the following objectives:
- To mobilize the knowledge needed for food systems transformation under climate change.
- To catalyze the partnerships needed for transformation, bringing together all key stakeholders, from scientists, policy makers, investors and farmers.
Agricultural development can be slow and uneven, often not reaching the people who are most vulnerable and in pockets of deep, entrenched poverty. It is further hindered by climate change, which disproportionally affects agriculture and threatens the achievement of SDG targets on food security and poverty. In order to achieve food security, increase productivity, alleviate poverty among rural communities, build resilience to climate change and other stresses, and reduce agricultural emissions, a complete transformation in agriculture is needed over the next decade, going beyond business as usual and piecemeal short-term projects.
The overarching theme of the 5th conference, ‘Transforming food systems under a changing climate’, takes cognizance of the need for transformation and aims to build the knowledge base needed to support the transformation required.
The conference will focus on 6 interlinked sub-themes, which are the key elements of agricultural transformation
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