The role of agro-ecology in exploring innovative and viable adaptation measures GLF 2015

Watch this Discussion Forum on the first day of the Global Landscapes Forum 2015, in Paris, France alongside COP21. Coffee is being produced in some of the world’s important biodiversity hotspots, occupying large areas at mid elevations in the tropics. Building up resilience to increasing climate variability is a challenge faced not only by coffee farmers. Practitioners and researchers ask: What is the relationship between fostering biodiversity in the coffee agroecosystem and its economic performance? Could Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) promote a shift to sustainable smallholder coffee production? What are the essential elements of cost-effective Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices in coffee landscapes?


Michael Opitz, Managing Director, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

Sjoerd Panhuysen, Program Manager productive landscapes, Hivos


Stine Albrecht, International Coordinator, Hanns R. Neumann Foundation

Mario Cerutti, Green Coffee Corporate Relations Director, Lavazza

Horst Freiberg, Head of Division for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Management of Forests, Biological Diversity and Climate Change, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

Ina Porras, Senior Economist, International Institute for Environment and Development

Ivannia Quesada Villalobos, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica

Merling Preza Ramos, General Manager, coffee cooperative Prodecoop

Robério Oliveira Silva, Executive Director, International Coffee Organization

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

Pita Verweij, Researcher, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Maarten Zonneveld, Associate Scientist, Bioversity International

Saturday, 5 December 2015 Global Landscapes Forum, Paris, France #GLFCOP21 #ThinkLandscape

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Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries (HIVOS), International Coffee Organization (ICO), Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, Coffee & Climate