Linking ecosystem-based adaptation and agroecological approaches provides many benefits for climate resilient landscapes. In this session, a GIZ study on agroecology and ecosystem-based adaptation, supported by the German Government, as well as a policy brief, will be shortly presented. It will showcase in five practical steps how an alignment of the two approaches can be achieved.
Three projects demonstrate practical examples from local implementation:
- A representative from GIZ ProSoil project in Madagascar will elaborate on the lessons learned from improving farming systems through agroecological practices, showing its potentials and barriers for climate change adaptation and food security.
- WWF Kenya will illustrate its focus on capacity building of farmers within Taita Teveta County in Kenya for applied ecosystem-based adaptation.
- A GIZ project working in Ecuador, Costa Rica and Guatemala will demonstrate how ecosystem-based adaptation is scaled-up in Latin America to create more resilient rural landscapes.
The session is guided by the overall aim to enhance the linkages between the two communities in line with creating synergies of the three Rio-Conventions. Representing the Agroecology Coalition, Oliver Oliveros will wrap up the following discussion and provide a closing statement.