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Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture Annual Forum
14 June 2016 - 17 June 2016

The Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture held its Annual Forum from 14 to 16 June, on the theme Climate-Smart Agriculture in Action.

GACSA's ambitious future is based upon supporting and inspiring action. Farmers, fishers, foresters, and ranchers are at the center of this action, and therefore GACSA is devoting its Annual Forum to showcasing climate-smart agriculture in action.

FANRPAN's CEO, Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda participated in a multi-stakeholder panel comprised of inspiring individuals and a broad audience working at the interface between agriculture and climate change, during a 90-minute session during the Annual Forum - Climate Smart-Agriculture Innovator's Pitch

This was a session where participants were invited to pitch innovative ideas (product, initiative, partnership) on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in a 2 minute video outlining how it will help develop sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change and contribute to improved food security and nutrition.

Three (3) innovators were selected to deliver their pitch on stage, and had the opportunity to put the spotlight on their idea, attract interest and received straightforward feedback from the panel on their idea in terms of investment, partnering or further development.

The objective of the session was to promote innovations, facilitate scaling-up of CSA initiatives through feedback and identification of opportunities for partnerships with key stakeholders. All appropriate videos will be featured on the Annual Forum page of the GACSA website.

For more information, visit the dedicated FAO page.

The Global Forum has been instrumental in the establishment of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA), by helping to catalyze partners' involvement in the interim Action Groups, alongside CCAFS, FAO, IFAD, WFP and WMO. Through regional workshops and national events, the Global Forum facilitates the input of the research and development community, regional farmers' organisations, private sector and academia. GFAR has advocated specifically for the empowerment of farmers organizations to cope with climate change through foresight activities, and this is now part of the GACSA Action Plan .

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