Climate-smart agriculture: Global science conference

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
University of California, Davis (UC Davis); World Bank, the (WB)
Date:
20-22 Mar 2013
Location:
United States of America (California)
Venue:
University of California, Davis
Language:
English

The conference will include two blocks of parallel science sessions. In order to gauge interest and plan for the correct room sizes, please indicate your first and second choices within each block of six when registering. Please note that your selections here will not be binding and will not guarantee admission to a particular session.

Parallel Session Block I

1. Crop physiology and genetics under climate change: implications for breeding and dissemination strategies.
2. Livestock management, animal health and policies for climate change impacts on disease.
3. Nitrogen management: balancing agricultural growth, GHG accounting, GHG mitigation + adaptation.
4. Farmer decision making under climate change and barriers to the adoption of climate smart agriculture practices.
5. Energy and biofuels: production and technologies to cut emissions without interfering with food production.
6. Climate risk management (financial mechanisms, insurance, or climate services for farmers).

Parallel Session Block II

7. Using GCM-based regional scenarios of development, deforestation, climate change and food security to design and test adaptive strategies for uncertain future climates.
8. Soil quality, organic matter and water use across landscapes: achieving multifunctionality through adaptation, mitigation and GHG accounting.
9. Water management related to food and fisheries systems under climate change: implementing strategies, technologies and institutions.
10. Managing and conserving agrobiodiversity to increase ecosystem services and resilience to climate change (e.g. REDD+ in mosaics of forest+cultivated systems, agroforestry, genetic resources)
11. Rural-urban connections that promote climate change resilience for agriculture (e.g. rural outmigration, peri-urban agriculture, avoiding urban sprawl into valuable farmlands)
12. Metrics for vulnerability assessment, mitigation, adaptation, food security and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes.


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Event fee

General Registration - $150, Student Registration - $75

What is included in the event fee

• Lunch on March 20, 21 and 22
• Reception on March 19 and 21
• Dinner on March 20


How to register

Register online.


Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Risk Identification & Assessment, Water, Food Security & Agriculture
Countries:
United States of America
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