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Climate Change, Food Security and Resilience of Food and Agricultural Systems in Developing Countries: Mitigation and Adaptation Options

October 28th, 2010

 

In November 2010, the Food Security Center of the University of Hohenheim holds the 117 Seminar of the European Association of Agricultural Economics (EAAE) with the title: Climate Change, Food Security and Resilience of Food and Agricultural Systems in Developing Countries: Mitigation and Adaptation Options.

The purpose of this seminar is to investigate the economics of climate change mitigation and adaptation options in developing country agriculture. Since 1989, the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE), organizes a seminar on a tri-annual basis that focuses on agricultural and rural development issues in the developing world. The last seminar was held in Montpellier in October 2007, and featured the topic of Pro-Poor Development in Low Income Countries: Food, Agriculture, Trade, and Environment.

The objective of the 117 EAAE Seminar is to bring together agricultural economists and other scientists working in the field of rural and agricultural development in developing and transformation countries in order to analyze the impacts of climate change on food security, and to evaluate relevant options for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change in the food and agricultural sector.
Agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry contribute significantly to global greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, most developing-country greenhouse gas emissions eminate from agriculture and forestry.

At the same time, developing-country agriculture will be strongly affected by the adverse impacts of climate change, with potential adverse impacts for food security and nutrition in highly vulnerable rural populations. The focus of the 117 Seminar will be on the economics of adaptation and mitigation options to climate change in developing countries, on its linkages with food security, and on the methods to enhance the resilience of food and agricultural systems to shocks through trust, collective action, social capital, insurance, market coordination, and other institutional arrangements.

The seminar will take place from November 25th to November 27th, 2010 in the Palace of the University of Hohenheim, and is hosted by the Food Security Center of the University of Hohenheim.

Pre-registration closes on October 31st, 2010.

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