Belmont Forum International: Workshop Agenda

Belmont Forum International: Call Scoping Workshop on “Food security and land use change” São Paulo, December 17 – 19, 2012 Workshop agenda Day 1 – Monday 17 December

08:30 – 09:00 Welcome, workshop aim, structure and expected products
Session 1: Background presentations on international food security and global environmental change projects
09:00 – 09:20 GECAFS Lessons learnt on: Interactions between food systems and environment - Diana Liverman
9:20 – 09:40 CCAFS: Impacts of climate change on food production – Thomas Rosswall
09:40 – 10:00 FACCE-JPI – Climate change – Jean-François Soussana
10:00 – 10:20 GRA-GHGs – speaker TBC
10:20 – 10:40 TempAg – John Ingram
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
Session 2: Background presentations on BF national food security and global environmental change projects FAPESP Programs on Bioenergy, Biodiversity and Climate Change
11:30 – 11:40 Sustainable biofuels, André Nassar (BIOEN/Ícone)
11:40 – 11:40 Biodiversity Threats, Carlos Joly
11:40 – 13:00 Other national contributions (TBD)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:30 Presentation of the proposed CRA plans
14:30 – 15:30 Plenary discussion on proposed CRA plans in light of the morning session
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30 Small groups: more in-depth debate on the overall plan and to identify key issues from national viewpoints
17:30 Adjourn

Day 2- Tuesday 18 December

08:30 – 09:30 Report from the previous day working group sessions and plenary discussion: agreement on topics
10:00 – 10:30 Small groups: four interdisciplinary groups based on the four main themes (subject to earlier agreement) to debate and enrich the proposed topics and identify and outline the main research demands at a range of spatial levels:
  • Evolution of farming systems
  • Land allocation for alternative purposes and impacts on food production
  • Land tenure and intensification versus extensification
  • Affordability of food
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Small groups continued
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30 Reports and plenary session
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30 General discussion
17:30 Adjourn

Day 3- December 19, 2012

08:30 – 09:30 Plenary report back and presentation of draft report
09:30 – 10:30 General discussion
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:30 Plenary discussions and document elaboration and approval
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30 Rapporteurs and working group leaders meeting
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30 Rapporteurs and working group leaders meeting
17:30 Adjourn