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Please join us! ICRAF - ASB Partnership Events and publications at COP 17

With the theme: Climate-smart must be livelihood smart too, we welcome you to participate in our events in Durban at COP17 as follows ( ):


Side event – Making climate smart agriculture work for the poor

Thursday 1 December 2011


International Convention Centre, Room: Apies River

While there is tremendous potential in NRM for development, mitigation, adaptation and more sustainable land management, smallholder farmers will only engage in biocarbon projects if the focus is on their livelihoods. Finding the right incentives and public-private partnership arrangements will be critical to mobilizing climate change funds for the rural poor. At this event, representatives from the private sector, government and international organizations will discuss possible ways to overcome the multiple institutional, financial, management and development related challenges faced by agricultural biocarbon projects in Africa.


Book Launch –How trees and people can co-adapt to climate change

Thursday 1 December 2011

6.00 – 7.30pm

Garden Court Marine Parade, 167 Marine Parade (close to ICC)

This new book focuses on the relationship between rural development and the roles of trees and agroforestry in climate-change adaptation and mitigation. It discusses how Reward for Environmental Services (RES) schemes hold promise for contributing to a reduction in the vulnerability of rural livelihoods to climate change while at the same time enhancing carbon stocks in the landscape.


Agriculture and Rural Development Day -Climate-smart agriculture is Evergreen

Saturday 3 December 2011


Ritson Campus, Durban University of Technology, 7 Ritson Road, Overport

Evergreen Agriculture, the integration of appropriate trees into food crop systems, is fast emerging in Africa and South Asia as a science-based approach to increasing smallholder productivity under a more variable climate, and at low marginal costs to poor smallholder farm families. This learning event will share latest findings on the performance of Evergreen Agriculture in terms of adaptation and mitigation, success in upscaling, the role of policy reform and public-private financing models. Co-hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).


Forest Day – Landscape approaches: The place of agroforestry, afforestation and ... 

Sunday 4 December 2011

11.00am -12.30pm

Olive Convention Centre, 81 Somtseu Road, Durban, South Africa

Global climate policy has so far segregated mitigation and adaptation with separate approaches for agriculture and forestry based on historical institutional divides. In developing countries, the reality is populated landscapes where forests and farmland overlap and intersect. This learning event will present case studies that focus on high carbon stock development pathways without segregated policies at international, national and local levels. Organized in conjunction with the International Tropical Timber Organization involving panelists from International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).


Forest Day –Issues marketplace

Sunday 4 December 2011


Olive Convention Centre, 81 Somtseu Road, Durban, South Africa

The ASB Partnership will moderate and provide guidance to one hour semi-structured networking and discussions during the Issues Marketplace session under the theme Landscape approaches. The place of agroforestry, afforestation and .... The goal is to allow organizations that are not members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests to have a voice at Forest Day, and to encourage networking among people with common interests.


Forest Day –Poster presentation

Sunday 4 December 2011

All Day

Olive Convention Centre, 81 Somtseu Road, Durban, South Africa

Key questions answered:

  • Why REALU?
  • How different is REALU from REDD+?
  • Linking REDD+ and NAMAs: example of how the whole landscape approach can boost Indonesia’s emission reduction efforts

Exhibition booth

Monday 28 November to Wednesday 7 December 2011; International Convention Centre, Durban Exhibition Centre


New ICRAF- ASB Publications at COP 17


New Book : How trees and people can co-adapt to climate change: Reducing vulne...

ICRAF Policy Brief 11Improving carbon initiatives aimed at smallholders: Addressing oppo...

ICRAF Policy Brief 12Making climate-smart agriculture work for the poor.

ASB Policy Brief 23: On-farm timber production for emission reduction with sustainable b...

ASB Policy Brief 24: Why smallholders plant native timber trees away from the forest mar...

ASB Policy Brief 25: Drivers and consequences of tropical forest transitions: options to...

ASB Policy Brief 26: Agroforestry in REDD+: Opportunities and Challenges

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