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AGRICULTURE IS THE SOLUTION! for Climate Change

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Date: May 13th -15th 2019
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sdg_icon_18_en.pngsdg_icon_wheel_rgb.pngVenue: Biwako-hall Otsu-City, Shiga Prefecture, JAPAN
Language: English and Japanese Translation
Free of Participation fee.
49th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is scheduled from 8 to 12, May 2019 at in Kyoto City, right next to Otsu City.




OUTLINE

taue.jpgAgriculture, including forestry and fishery is an industry which is vulnerable to climate change, and is also a significant emission source of greenhouse gasses.

Sustainable food production under climate change is a global common challenge.

Agriculture must adapt to climate change, increase production, and at the same time reduce greenhouse gasses, in order to continue to feed and nourish the global population!

How?

Everything possible to make this happen will be showcased and discussed during this exciting and important 3-day event at a beautiful scenery over the biggest lake in Japan. 
But remember—this cannot be achieved by farmers alone. Everyone needs and deserves delicious food. Join us and act today!

 





PROGRAM (tentative)


Monday, May 13th
10 : 00 - 18 : 00
Public Symposium

Maximum capacity: 800 persons
Venue: Biwako-hall chu-hall


Key note speech: Climate change and agriculture, forestry and other land uses, IPCC

Setting the scene: UN Food and Agriculture Organization, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Fiji, Sudan
Sharing good practices: Success stories from production sites around the world, and holistic approaches covering the supply chain
Wrap up: Way forward “Agriculture is the solution for climate change, with your participation”

Tuesday, May 14th
8 : 30 - 17 : 30
Maximum capacity: 100 persons

Field tour

Paddy field 'Cradle for baby fish' and facility using local renewable energy, etc.

Wednesday, May 15th
9 : 30 - 16 : 00
Maximum capacity: 100 persons

Workshop to connect scientists and farmers
Improved soil carbon, soil health and soil fertility for agriculture and climate change
Venue: Meeting room close to Biwako-hall (to be announced)

Prior registration is required to participate.

INFORMATION CARD(PDF:845kb)
POSTER(PDF:2,344kb)

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Online Registration

Please click! Symposium Online Registration


Contact

Team AgSol, Environment Policy Office, MAFF, JAPAN
Tel:(+81)3-6744-2473
Mail:office-agsol@maff.go.jp

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Photos:Biwako visitors bureau(Public interest incorporated association)