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Breakout Group 3: Climate-smart agriculture: old wine in new bottles?

Chair: Presenters: Discussants:

Sir Gordon Conway, Imperial College London Elwyn Grainger-Jones, IFAD Sir Gordon Conway Sonya Vermeulen, CCAFS David Howlett, DFID

The Groups main findings and recommendations 1. Old wine (sustainable agriculture) but with climate change new taste to sustainable intensification 2. Climate Change is a game changer. It is here to stay. Rather +4 degrees than +2, maybe even +6 3. Need better donor coordination and communication-reestablish agriculture and climate working group

What changes or initiatives could member institutions take forward in food production, farmers and markets?
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Scaling up sustainable intensification Integrate climate change into the thinking not just as a nice environmental aspect but into the main stream. Risk management climate risks, extreme weather events increasing resilience. Focus on long term development scenarios 2 degrees, 4 degrees effects on 50 100 years Build capacity in institutions (particularly local) to deal with uncertainty, change, surprise i.e. institutional building, manage funding, manage risk information, Better measurement of what we do: reduced emission from climate smart agriculture (Agroforestry. Impact measurements, resilience, adaptation, mitigation (how)

What initiatives could Platform members take together to support the Groups findings? 1. Coordinated and coherent mainstreaming push on integrating climate into agriculture and food systems (and vice versa) e.g.
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Post 2015 MDG SDG agenda Private Sector readiness on climate change Dont forget agriculture in UNFCCC, but equally need greater efforts to put climate on agriculture agenda

What are the key messages from the Group that Platform members should further communicate: Revitalize the Climate and Agriculture group with the objectives to
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sharing knowledge and coordinating rapid increase in support to climate and agriculture, including advocacy coordination. trying to better understand institutional mainstreaming solutions How can we attract and involve the private sector and possibly other voices e.g. BRICs How do we convey a politically attractive message on climate change and agriculture not concentrating only on problems