Making the case for organic farming and for a low external input sustainable agriculture

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Watch this Civil Society Session on the first day of the Global Landscapes Forum 2014, in Lima, Peru, during COP20. Food production is already being heavily affected by climate change. Farmers in many regions in Latin America, Asia and Africa are exposed to more frequent and longer droughts, irregular and heavy rainfalls and extreme temperatures. This session discusses approaches such as those offered by organic and low external input sustainable agriculture combined with carbon finance mechanisms can produce better results than a ‘Business as usual’ one in terms of agricultural production, soil quality, water use, employment, the rate of deforestation and food nutrition value. Presenters and panellists highlight a number of successful landscape initiatives based on resilient and affordable agricultural practices, participatory research and capacity building projects and showed how farmer-centered methodologies work in practice.

Juan Pablo Solis
Program Officer

Richie Ahuja
Regional Director Asia
Environmental Defense Fund

Harry Clemens
Programme Officer Carbon Finance

Christian Dannecker
Director Forestry and Land Use practice
South Pole Group

Francisco Fonseca
Researcher and Advocacy Advisor

Roberto Ugas
Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

Pieter van Midwoud
Director Business Development for Land Use & Forests
Gold Standard Foundation

Sergio Zelaya-Bonilla
Special Advisor
UNCCD Secretariat

Saturday, 6 December 2014
Global Landscapes Forum, Lima, Peru
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