Webinar: Reducing Climate Risks in Latin American Agricultural Sector: A Tool to Prioritize Climate Smart Agriculture Interventions

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Venue: Online
Date: Wednesday May 3 2017

Reducing Climate Risks in Latin American Agricultural Sector: A Tool to Prioritize Climate Smart Agriculture Interventions 

May 3, 10am EDT (New York Time)

Dr. Ana Maria Loboguerrero, CCAFS RPL, Latin America

The Climate-smart Agriculture Prioritization Framework (CSA-PF) is a methodology, developed by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) that aims to support agricultural practitioners across scales in order to select strategic investments considering climate challenges and opportunities. The methodology allows prioritizing (considering costs as well as benefits and co-benefits) the best CSA portfolios that can contribute to increase production of food and enhance resilience while reducing GHG emissions where possible. Ana María Loboguerrero, CCAFS Regional Program Leader for Latin America, will present some cases where the CSA-PF has been implemented jointly with key partners in different countries at various scales. These cases evidence how the CSA-PF has been able to support governments and organizations from local to national levels to manage agro-climatic risks considering a variety of contexts and challenges. The CSA-PF is very flexible to implement, it is adaptable and also provides a holistic view including an environmental, social and economic vision that can support and inform investment decisions in order to reduce negative climate impacts more efficiently.

Ana María Loboguerrero is the Latin American Leader of the CGIAR Research Program for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), based in Cali, Colombia. In this position, she plays a major role in partnership development aimed to build impact pathways so that knowledge in climate change leads to implementation. Ana María has contributed to strengthen the agricultural sector in Latin America so that it is not totally dependent on climate variability, but on the contrary, it manages climate to its advantage, or at least to avoid the bulk of negative consequences. Dr. Loboguerrero has used her experience working in the public sector to become a key partner of policy makers and planners in the region so that they truly use climate information and tools to design and implement plans and strategies and find ways to make climate information useful and applicable for end-users. Ana María holds a Master and a PhD on Economics from University of California, Los Angeles, USA (UCLA). She has 7 years’ experience of working on climate change challenges. Dr. Loboguerrero has also worked at the Research Department and Monetary and Reserves Department of the Central Bank of Colombia, the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Sustainable Environmental Development Deputy Directorate of the National Planning Department of Colombia as Coordinator of Climate Change. While at the deputy directorate, Dr. Loboguerrero led the formulation of the Colombian Climate Change Policy, the National Adaptation Plan, the National Development Plan and the research agenda on climate change as well as coordinated technical support for the Colombian Low Carbon Growth Strategy.