COP 25

2 to 13, Dec, Madrid, Spain

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Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Agriculture: A Solution for Sustainable and Climate-resilient Food Systems?
Tuesday 03 December 2019, 10:00pm - 11:30pm

Organiser(s)

Secretaría de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural (SADER) – México, GIZ – México

 

Contact person(s)

Jasmin Hundorf (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Person(s) in charge of dissemination

In Madrid: Verónica Bunge (Veronica Eva Bunge Vivier This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Isabela Santos de Albuquerque Nunes Koletzke (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) ; in Mexico: Jasmin Hundorf (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Objective

Create a space for discussion between different Latin American countries and international institutions, about the advances and obstacles they have faced to incorporate sustainable practices and biodiversity conservation in agriculture and highlight solutions in the transition towards a sustainable and just agri-food-system.

 

Presentation

While the world population doubled between 1960 and 2000, grain production quadrupled. The impetus to technological development in agriculture has allowed an increase in food supply, but not its distribution, and at the same time it has generated a degradation of land and natural resources never seen before. Globally, food demand is expected to grow faster than population growth as incomes increase in poorer countries. The challenge to produce a sufficient amount of quality food for a growing population without sacrificing ecosystems and the services they provide and taking into account a changing climate.

This deterioration in natural resources, coupled with the effects of climate change, makes the transition to an environmentally friendly production become urgent. Many of the countries of Latin America maintain enormous biodiversity, which has been used to improve the quality of life of humanity, either in the form of medicines or to diversify food sources and ensure their production and nutrition of the population.

The dialogue between conservation and production is a fact that is taking place in many countries, in some of them with more difficulties than in others. Sharing experiences around this issue will allow different nations to know the simplest and most appropriate ways to achieve sustainable agriculture.

Speakers / panellists

  • Sol Ortiz, Directora General de Atención al Cambio Climático en el sector Agropecuario, Secretaría de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural,  México.
  • Deissy Martínez, Coordinadora Regional para América Latina del Programa de Investigación en Cambio Climático, Agricultura y Seguridad Alimentaria, Grupo Consultivo para la Investigación Agrícola Internacional (CGIAR), Colombia.
  • Jelle Van Loon, Investigador del Centro de Investigación para el Mejoramiento del Maíz y el Trigo (CIMMYT), México.
  • José Luis Samaniego Leyva, Director de la División de Desarrollo Sostenible y Asentamientos Humanos, Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).

 

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Agenda

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Time

Theme

Speaker / panelist / moderator / other

16:00

Welcome, panel obectives and context, presentation of panelists

Isabela Santos de Albuquerque Nunes Koletzke (GIZ)

16:05

Efforts of German cooperation in integrating biodiversity into agriculture

GIZ

16:15

Panel input on innovations regarding climate, biodiversity in the agricultural sector by Chile, Colombia and CEPAL (8-minutes per panelist)



All participants will present initiatives that are already promoting sustainable production and biodiversity mainstreaming in a climate change context.

Panelists

Sol Ortiz, General Director of Attention to Climate Change in the agricultural sector, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mexico

Deissy Martínez Barón, Coordinadora Regional CCAFS para América Latina

Dr.Ir. Jelle Van Loon, Lead MasAgro Productor Mechanization Specialist

José Luis Samaniego Leyva, Director de la División de Desarrollo Sostenible y Asentamientos Humanos de CEPAL



17:00

Panel discussion.

Guiding questions:

  1. What are the main challenges Latin American countries face for development planning and sustainable production when facing climate change?
  2. Regarding the initiatives on mainstreaming biodiversity you have just presented: which are the principle obstacles you are facing?
  3. What are your recommendations for reconciling tradeoffs between agriculture and the environment for a sustainable agri-food system in the future?


Panel moderator/panelists

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