Agriculture Sector Council: A Series on Integrating Climate Change & NRM into Feed the Future Event #1
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This seminar is the first in a series of events on incorporating environment and climate change as key elements of the Feed the Future program. Experiences and best practices will be shared from existing food security programs in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Speakers from the U.S. Government and the development and conservation communities will illustrate the linkages between long-term sustainability of food systems; resilience of the poor; and soil, water and natural resource protection.
About the Series
The Feed the Future Guide recognizes that "[e]nvironmental degradation and climate change are critical cross-cutting issues that can affect the sustainability of investments in agricultural development and food security, impede long-term economic growth, and adversely affect livelihoods and well-being." This event series, "Integrating Climate Change and Natural Resource Management into Feed the Future," will articulate the challenges and opportunities that integration of these issues poses, and present successful program approaches and tools for working across the disciplines of climate change, NRM, and food security. The series will examine the areas of soil, water, nutrition and climate change resilience to share relevant tools and lessons learned, recommend best practices, raise the profile of these critical linkages, and generate political will for continued progress in these areas.
About the Organizations
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide, operating in 65 countries and the oceans in between. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on earth.
ABCG's members are U.S.-based international conservation NGOs with field activities in Africa. ABCG’s mission is to tackle complex and changing conservation challenges by catalyzing and strengthening collaboration, and bringing the best resources from across a continuum of conservation organizations to effectively and efficiently work toward a vision of an African continent where natural resources and biodiversity are securely conserved in balance with sustained human livelihoods.