The 5th Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture 2019

Transforming Food Systems under a Changing Climate

8-10 October 2019, AYANA Resort and Spa Bali, Indonesia

The 5th Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture aims to mobilize the global CSA community to deliver the transformation required in the agricultural sector.

The conference will bring together key actors, from diverse perspectives and regions, including policy makers, government officials, development champions and practitioners, private sector actors and scientists from across the world.


Wednesday, 9 October 2019
17:00 – 18:30
AYANA Ballroom

Food system resilience in the context of climate-smart agriculture

The food systems of all nations are exposed to a range of current and future challenges in a variety of ways. These include climate change, extreme weather and natural resource depletion, concurrent with substantial changes in socio-economic-cultural conditions and dietary patterns. Some of these changes are gradual (e.g. global mean temperature increase, demographics, dietary change, cultural evolution, sea-level rise), and can be thought of as increasing stresses. Others can be sudden (e.g., extreme weather events, financial market crashes, disease outbreaks, political volatility, trade wars, conflict), and are thought of as shocks. This then leads to the questions of how can the resilience of our food systems, from landscapes to value chains, be enhanced to face these stresses and shocks, what CSA-related policies could be developed to support this, and how would they impact different food system actors?

Opening statement


John Ingram
University of Oxford
Thursday, 10 October 2019
10:25 – 10:45
AYANA Ballroom

Delivering the circular bio-economy for low-emissions development

14:00 - 15:30
Frangipani room

Side event: South-South Collaboration

Key mechanism for building capacity and scaling low-emissions technologies and practices

Click here for detail information.