Side Event in EU Pavilion in UNFCCC COP22, in Marrakech

Sustainable agriculture and land use enhancing climate action and increasing productivity

Place: European Union Pavilion, Room Bratislava, Area D, Blue zone of the venue Bab Ighli, Marrakesh

Time: Friday, 11th November, at 18:30-20:00

The interactive EU Side Event is focusing on sustainable agriculture and its role in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals. How can we safeguard food security and end hunger under climate change? How can national decision-makers reduce the risks and vulnerabilities of their food production systems, and strengthen their resilience?

How can we encourage and support farmers to participate in climate actions? Sharing of best knowledge and practices and innovations is of utmost importance, because local actions scale up to global impact.

The EU Side Event is organized together with Finland, United Republic of Tanzania, FAO, UNEP and Teagasc/Wageningen University and Research. Each representantive will give a presentation of comprehensive insights into sustainable agriculture, followed by a panel and audience discussion.


Welcoming words and introduction to the topic by Hanna Mattila, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland

Climate action as an integral part of the food strategy by Hanna Mattila, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland

Field experience, research and national policies contributing to global climate efforts – FAO-MICCA Programme results by Martial Bernoux, FAO

CSA guideline - A ladder to successful agriculture in Tanzania by Theresia Massoi, Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, United Republic of Tanzania

Climate efficiency − New opportunities for agriculture by Professor Rogier Schulte, Teagasc/Wageningen Economic Research (Wageningen University and Research)

Partnering for peatland management by Jaime Webbe, UNEP

Refreshment and snacks will be available for participants.

Hanna Mattila, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, tel. +358 40 350 1116