Addressing the Needs of Smallholder Producers
ABOUT THE EVENT
This session focuses on the urgent need for greater focus on and investment in climate adaptation efforts by smallholder producers and how such adaptation measures can create co-benefits in mitigation effects and better livelihoods for these producers.
The session will illustrate why livestock should be an important element of these investments. The livestock sector employs more than 1.3 billion people worldwide, and an estimated 600 million of the world’s smallholder farming households earn their living primarily from livestock.
Amid a mitigation-heavy focus within the COP discussions, this session will highlight adaptation efforts that are most promising with examples from different countries/regions. We’re seeking a global perspective and will share views and experiences from various types of actors in the “adaptation ecosystem” - farmers themselves, farm service providers and livestock development experts.
The session will also show how well-crafted adaptation strategies not only bolster the resilience of smallholder livestock systems but also yield co-benefits, including climate change mitigation and improved livelihoods for farmers and other value chain actors.