COP 25

2 to 13, Dec, Madrid, Spain

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Latin America’s approaches for climate-resilient food production
Thursday 12 December 2019, 02:15pm - 03:45pm


EUROCLIMA+, Resilient Food Production Component, GIZ, Expertise France

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To share three examples of projects supported by EUROCLIMA+ to promote resilient food production in the context of the Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement, highlighting how they take up the recommendations of the latest IPCC special report 2019 "Climate Change and Land".


The EUROCLIMA+ programme supports capacity building of Latin American countries to achieve their NDCs. The most relevant recommendations of the recent IPCC Special Report (2019) "Climate Change and Land" are being applied in several projects funded by the program in the resilient food production sector. They seek to scale up good practices to achieve the respective countries' Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement. The event begins with a brief summary of the report's key recommendations to identify the implications of climate change on the sector. Representatives of the implementing organizations present projects that are already implementing some of the recommendations of the report.



  • Felice Zaccheo, Head of Unit, Regional Operations Latin America and Caribbean, DEVCO, European Commission
  • Marlon Escoto, National Focal Point for EUROCLIMA+ in Honduras, Presidential Delegate, Presidential Climate Change Office, Honduras
  • Vera Scholz, Director of Division Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure, GIZ
  • Jérémie Pellet, Chief Executive Officer, Expertise France
  • Iris Barth, Adviser to EUROCLIMA+ Project “Resilient food production in vegetable-livestock systems of family farming systems in climate vulnerable regions of Argentina and Colombia”, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Argentina
  • Martin Morales, Coordinator of EUROCLIMA+ Project “Promoting the heritage of our ancestors: Resilient Production, commercialization and consumption of Cañahua and Tarwi”, Swisscontact, Bolivia
  • Douglas Benavidez, Coordinator of EUROCLIMA+ Project “Climate smart family agriculture focusing on integrated watershed management for resilient food production in Central America”, Servicio Holandés de Cooperación al Desarrollo (SNV), Honduras
  • Andrea Schloenvoigt, Moderator, Expertise France


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Presentation of table of honors

Andrea Schloenvoigt Expertise France



Felice Zaccheo,



Marlon Escoto, Presidential Climate Change Office, Honduras


Vera Scholz,



Jérémie Pellet,

Expertise France


Introduction and summary of recommendations of

IPCC’s Special Report “Climate Change and the Earth”

Andrea Schloenvoigt, Expertise France


Resilient food production in vegetable-livestock systems of smallholder farming families in climate vulnerable regions of Argentina and Colombia.


Iris Barth, INTA,


The contribution of ancient Andean crops (Cañahua y Tarwi) to the climate resilience of rural families in Bolivia y Peru.


Martin Morales, SWISSCONTACT, Bolivia


Resilient Food Production in the context of a changing climate: Contributions to the balance Earth – Climate in Central America.


Douglas Benavidez, SNV,



Final remarks and closure

Andrea Schloenvoigt, Expertise France



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