NRM and Climate Change Global Learning and Evidence Exchange (GLEE) - Event Resources

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Kimberley Lucas, Myrlene Chrysostome, Agathe Sector
Date Published:
June 14, 2012

Integrating Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Climate Change into Feed the Future (FTF) Programs

The purpose of this Global Learning and Evidence Exchange (GLEE) event, held on June 14, 2012 in Washington, DC, was to raise awareness of the critical role of NRM and climate change in agricultural and food security programming and to identify key messages and approaches that could be used to achieve more effective cross-sectoral integration.

The event featured case examples from three USAID Missions (Cambodia, Tanzania, and Haiti) that are currently working to integrate NRM and climate change into agriculture and food security programming. Following the three case presentations, a panel of experts provided their insights on effective integration of NRM and CC into FTF programs.

You can view screencasts of the case study presentations and download the audio of the panel discussion by clicking on the links at right. Within each screencast module, at the top right of the screen, you can also download transcripts, audio files, and a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation.

  • In the 'Comments' section below, please let us know what you learned from the GLEE presentations. Please also share your experiences or challenges working in the Agriculture sector.


Designing programs that recognize and effectively address the linkages between climate change, natural resource management, and food security is a critical need to avoid unintended maladaptive strategies that can spill over from one sector into another. There is a lot of talk about the need to break out of our silos as we design and support community-based programs that truly meet the interconnected challenges and needs that communities face, and it is encouraging to see USAID foster productive, multi-stakeholder discussion of how this can be done effectively.

We are pleased to be involved in this process, and look forward to further engagement to ensure the development and implementation of guidance, criteria, and indicators for the integration of climate change in food security programs.

posted 3 years ago

Thanks for getting these materials up on the Agrilinks site Moffatt. One of the things that most impressed me about the in-person presentations was how passionate many of the presenters were about the importance of looking at climate and environmental factors in the context of agricultural development. In many cases they readily identified ares where they would like to be doing even more than they are able to do at present. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next with this important topic.

posted 3 years ago

I found the presentations by the Missions at the GLEE incredibly helpful. Their direct experiences provided tremendous insight on the challenges and successes in integrating NRM and CC issues in food security programming. I strongly support USAID's effort to pursue similar conversations across Feed the Future focus countries. This will hopefully lead to a greater understanding of the barriers for integration, as well as the tools and resources that can be made available to overcome these barriers.

posted 3 years ago

welcome everyone, please post comments here

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