Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)  

Vision

  • To reduce climate change impacts and enhance community resilience
  • Enhance access to rural energy and empower rural populations,
  • Leading to increased agricultural productivity and improved food security

Goal

A post-2012 climate change framework that:

  • acknowledges Africa's current efforts
  • rewards its future climate change mitigation in agriculture, forestry and other land-uses
  • promotes adaptation

Objective

To call for release of funding for research and the development of demonstration activities to enhance learning and ensure that agriculture/forestry/land use activities are rewarded and eligible for funding in the international post-2012 framework.

Principle

  • Africa reaffirms its commitment to climate change mitigation
  • Initiative advanced and driven by African leadership
  • Reflects African realities and priorities - poverty reduction and community benefits
  • Builds on existing African institutions and frameworks (e.g. NEPAD - CAADP, EAP and TerrAfrica)
  • Establishes stronger linkages between climate change and global environmental conventions such as the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) - country processes, Kyoto conventions, etc
  • Avoids duplication and builds on existing African led initiatives

Major challenges in Africa

  • Food Insecurity
  • Energy Crisis
  • Water
  • Diseases
  • Climate Change

Using forest systems to sustain Africa's livelihoods

Forest systems include:
  1. Forest-agriculture lands - where forest management cannot compete with agriculture
  2. Forest buffer zones - where:
    • pressures for deforestation are high
    • control is insecure or in conflict
  3. Standing forests - where:
    • there are large tracts of high-density forest
    • there are few inhabitants
    • there is pressure on timber resources

Africa's strategy a REDD-AFOLU coalition

  • Africa promotes REDD - the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by forest sources
  • Africa promotes AFOLU - carbon sequestration through agriculture, forestry and land use



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