Act!on Agriculture Monday 10 December The first day of the three-day Act!on Agriculture event took place on 10 December 2018. The day featured three sessions, beginning with a ministerial discussion, followed by two technical sessions: Farmers Working Towards Lower Emissions; and Resilient, Productive, Efficient Pacific Agriculture under the Paris Agreement.The ministerial opening brought together ministers from New Zealand, Vanuatu, the Netherlands, Uganda and Australia to discuss challenges faced by food production systems in limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Ministers shared strategies for ensuring that agriculture can contribute to achieving the aims of the Paris Agreement.The first technical session focused on how farmers have contributed to reducing emissions and building climate resilience while also improving farm productivity. Discussions included the best ways to achieve knowledge sharing and recognition of farmers’ contributions to emission reductions.During the second technical session, scientists and farmers discussed technologies, techniques and practices that help build productive, resilient agricultural systems in the Pacific while reducing emissions. Discussions covered major threats to agriculture in the Pacific and collaboration that could help address them.
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Participants at the event
Farmers Working Towards Lower Emissions
Participants take part in the discussion
Resilient, Productive, Efficient: Pacific Agriculture under the Paris Agreement