UNCCD COP14: Resilient Food Systems Side Event


03 September 2019


India Expo Centre and Mart
New Delhi


Resilient Food Systems PCU
Rodrigo Ciannella

The 14th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of the Parties (COP) took place from 2 to 13 September 2019 at the India Expo Centre and Mart in New Delhi, India.  The global conference reviewed progress to control and reverse the further loss of productive land from desertification, land degradation and drought. 

UNCCD COP14 hosted more than 5,000 representatives from over 196 countries drawn from national, regional and local governments, science and research communities, the private sector, international and non-governmental organizations and all forms media over the duration of the two-week event. 

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), in collaboration with Resilient Food Systems (RFS) country project teams, the World Agroforestry (ICRAF) and partners, held a side event to COP14 on Tuesday, 3rd September 2019. The purpose was to highlight the innovative approaches of the Resilient Food Systems programme, focusing specifically on the promotion of sustainable natural resource management and the linkages to food and nutrition security outcomes for smallholder farmers. Emerging lessons were presented from three dynamic country projects - EswatiniNiger and Uganda. Project implementors presented rich case study experiences and insight on implementation with the aim of catalysing an exchange of insights, lessons learnt and successful implementation practices with other UNCCD parties, relevant development actors, and the private sector. 



Introduction and objectives


Niger: Family Farming Development Programme (ProDAF) Profiling water mobilisation networks and the watershed approach embedded into the national development framework. (Presentation includes a short program video).

Eswatini: Climate - Smart Agriculture for Climate - Resilient Livelihoods (CSARL) Monitoring innovations using the Land Degradation Surveillance Framework (LDSF) and strengthening national capacity and embedding approaches into chiefdom planning.

Uganda: Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in Karamoja Sub-Region Supporting women-led community based organizations to address land degradation.


Closing remarks

Event Resources


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