The 16th of October is World Food Day. It is the day to celebrate the establishment of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the day to highlight continuing work for improved food security and nutrition worldwide.
Harvest the Future is an annual gathering designed as a platform for sharing the latest advancements and initiatives in small scale climate-smart agriculture. Each year a diverse group of experts and distinguished thinkers will explore the challenges and opportunities climate-smart agriculture offers to enhance human well-being while protecting the environment.
The CSA alliance will be launched by the UN Secretary General at the Climate Summit in September 2014. The Alliance aims to enable 500 million farmers worldwide to practice climate-smart agriculture: increasing agricultural productivity and incomes, strengthening the resilience of food systems and farmers’ livelihoods and curbing the emission of greenhouse gases related to agriculture.
Multifunctional landscapes and land uses are at the heart of the intertwined challenges associated with climate and development. Global Landscapes Forums, held alongside the UN climate negotiations, create a platform for positioning landscapes in the new international agreements on climate and sustainable development.