December 17, 2009

Scriptoria Blog

Copenhagen Agriculture and Rural Development Day

Scriptoria-designed logo at Cop-15

Last Saturday, more than 350 agricultural policy makers, farmers and scientists gathered at the University of Copenhagen to give their take on tackling climate change. Scriptoria worked on comms for this meeting, so we’ve been taking a special interest in this event in the Copenhagen calendar.

The group strongly endorsed the proposed target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to avoid a temperature increase of more than two degrees Celsius and it urged negotiators at the United Nations Climate Change Conference to recognise the vital role of agriculture in achieving this target.But the challenge facing the agricultural community is tough. To meet the needs of a population expected to reach nine billion by mid-century, farmers will have to nearly double food production without increasing their emissions. And across most of the tropics, there will be increasingly harsh and unpredictable growing conditions.

So funding and support are crucial. If agriculture is to feed the world and reduce climate change emissions, it needs substantial new investment across the entire rural food chain. The Copenhagen meeting said this investment must be transparent and accessible to all, especially farmers and their associations.

This is a message that we at Scriptoria have been proud to promote by creating a fresh-looking logo (see photo) for the group’s communications and designing a website for the event. A full statement of outcomes is available at www.agricultureday.org.

All the best,

The Scriptoria Team

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