On April 13, 2022, THE CLIMAKERS community from Latin America and the Caribbean, farmers and other stakeholders of the agricultural sector, convened digitally for a forward-looking discussion on how to strengthen the capacity of farmers and farmers’ organisations to advocate for successful, replicable and scalable farming practices in the development by governments of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Jointly organised by the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) and PROCASUR, under THE CLIMAKERS initiative, the one-day digital event “Strengthening Farmers Advocacy in Shaping NDCs: Farmers to Farmers Knowledge Exchange″ offered an excellent venue for farmers from the LAC Region to know more about the NDCs guidelines: “THE CLIMAKERS Guidelines for Policy Makers” developed and assessed by CIAT/CGIAR and presented globally at COP26.
It also offered an excellent venue to discuss the best practices farmers from the LAC Region are implementing to cope with the devasting effects of climate change.
- Presentation of “Guidelines for Policy Makers”
Deissy Martínez-Barón, Regional Leader for Climate Action in Latin America, Alliance Bioversity-CIAT presenting the guidelines to the audience
- Best Practice from Brazil
Denise Cardoso dos Santos, President of Cooperativa Agropecuária Familiar de Canudos, Uauá e Curaçá Territorio de Aprendizaje, Brazil & Dyovana Gomes da Silva, President of Associação Cultural dos Jovens Rurais da Comunidade de Riacho de Pedra Territorio de Aprendizaje, Brazil
- Best Practice from Panama
Aidali N. Caballero D., Manager of Finca Agroturística Sendero la Pantera and Representative de la Red de Juventudes Rurales de Panamá
- Best Practice from Guatemala
Eduardo Benjamín López Velásquez, Manager of Flor de Tierra Guatemala and Representative de la Red de Juventudes Rurales de Guatemala