|Family Farm Alliance President Pat O’Toole has another unique opportunity to speak before a workshop organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The workshop is on “sustainable land and water management, including integrated watershed management strategies, to ensure food security.” Pat is speaking on behalf of Solutions from the Land (SfL) as its board member. SfL is an organization dedicated to initiatives and alliances to advocate for solutions to large-scale agricultural challenges. Learn more about SfL here.
According to SfL’s press release, the workshop, which is being held at a UNFCCC “intercessional” meeting ahead of the next round of global climate talks in Glasgow, UK, this November, is a function of the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA), a landmark agreement reached among global climate negotiators in November, 2017. The KJWA recognizes the unique potential of agriculture in tackling climate change and addresses six interrelated topics on soils, nutrient use, water, livestock, methods for assessing adaptation, and the socio-economic and food security dimensions of climate change across the agricultural sectors.
“It is an honor to represent the people who feed our world,” O’Toole said of his role in the upcoming workshop. “We are the logical problem solvers whose ideas and actions will move us into a sustainable future.”
Opportunities like this one help to move the needle in agriculture’s favor. The perspective of agricultural producers and water experts is needed today more than ever, and the Alliance applauds the work of SfL for having a strong voice in the national and global dialogue.