UNFCCC Toolkit: Introduction

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The aim of the set of tools on these pages is to provide knowledge, information and support to various stages of an advocacy campaign focused on the importance of agriculture within climate change negotiations. The components of a campaign include:

  • Key Messages
  • Agriculture & the UNFCCC
  • Raising key issues
  • Examples


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This is a November 2015 update to the Guide to UNFCCC Negotiations on Agriculture: Toolkit for Communications and Outreach which was first published in 2013 by Farming First, with the support of contributors: the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

Farming First

Farming First is one of the most diverse and active agricultural coalitions in the world, enjoying the support of over 155 organisations that represent the world’s farmers, scientists, engineers and industry as well as agricultural development organisations.

With one shared voice, Farming First highlights the importance of improving farmers’ livelihoods and agriculture’s potential contribution to global issues such as food security, climate change, and biodiversity. It also aims to build synergies amongst its supporters in promoting Farming First’s six guiding principles. farmingfirst.org

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a strategic partnership of CGIAR and Future Earth, led by the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). CCAFS brings together the world’s best researchers in agricultural science, development research, climate science and Earth System science, to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and trade offs between climate change, agriculture and food security. www.ccafs.cgiar.org

CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research centres who are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. www.cgiar.org

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). With head offices in the Netherlands and a liaison office in Brussels, its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge, facilitates policy dialogue and strengthens the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU. www.cta.int