This Feed the Future CSO Stakeholder Meeting, "Integrating Natural Resource Management and Climate Change to Achieve Feed the Future Objectives" was the second in a series of events on incorporating environment and climate change as key elements of food security and agriculture programs. Feed the Future leadership continued the discussion started at the first event and emphasized the importance of climate and environment considerations to achieving food security objectives. Presentations from the environment and development community followed, highlighting experiences from food security programs in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa that illustrated the linkages between long-term sustainability of food systems; resilience of the poor; and soil, water and natural resource protection.
- Integrating Natural Resource Management and Climate Change to Achieve Feed the Future Objectives (Weisenfeld)
- Wetland, Fish and Food Security: Learning from USAID's Co-Management Work in Bangladesh (DeCosse)
- Motivating Behavior Change Using Conservation Agreements: Food Security Implications (Niesten)
- The Interface of Livestock, Climate Change, and Food Security (Russell)
About the Series
The Feed the Future Guide recognizes that "[e]nvironmental degradation and climate change are critical cross-cutting issues that can affect the sustainability of investments in agricultural development and food security, impede long-term economic growth, and adversely affect livelihoods and well being." This event series, "Integrating Climate Change and Natural Resource Management into Feed the Future," will seek to articulate some of the challenges and opportunities that integration of these issues poses, and present successful program approaches and tools for working across the disciplines of climate change, natural resource management, and food security. The series will share relevant tools, lessons learned, and recommend best practices in the areas of soil, water, nutrition, and climate change resilience and will seek to raise the profile of these cross-cutting issues and their critical linkages to food security.
USAID Bureau for Food Security
International Resources Group (IRG)