Managing Lands in a Changing Climate to Improve Agricultural Resilience, Food Security, and Health

September 10, 2018

Symposium Goals:

  1. Share models of success that emphasize integrated approaches to inspire innovation and action.
  2. Identify innovative strategies and actions that have the greatest promise to promote agricultural resilience, food security, and health in a changing climate.
  3. Connect with fellow symposium participants in support of deepening and expanding networks, inspiring creative thinking and pioneering partnerships.
  4. Inspire commitments to generate change through managing land and resource use in innovative ways, with a long-term view to sustain ecosystem and agricultural services as well as beneficial population and planetary health outcomes.

AGENDA

Morning Plenary Session, Mondavi Jackson Hall
 

9:00

Welcome

David Bunn, Director, California Department of Conservation
Michael Lairmore, Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
Invited:  Governor Jerry Brown

9:30

Integrated Approaches: Successful Models to Tackle Complex Challenges

Integrated approaches are key to manage the numerous resource components of landscapes and to design climate actions that balance population and planetary health needs. The panel will debate new approaches and models of success to tackle complex challenges that can be shared and scaled.

Moderator: Jonna Mazet, Executive Director, One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
Panelists:
Ben Houlton, Director, John Muir Institute of the Environment, UC Davis
Ana Bodipo-Mbuyamba, Community-Based Services Team Lead, Health Office, USAID, Tanzania
Deborah Bossio, Lead Soil Scientist, The Nature Conservancy, USA
10:30


10:30
Break for Networking and Refreshments


11:00
Strategies for Success from Around the Globe - Replicating, Scaling, Iterating for Local Implementation

A discussion of the climate actions and roles of subnational, national, universities, and community groups to manage lands and integration of actions from local to national. Panelists will also discuss implementation of land-use planning and other strategies to ensure agricultural resilience, food security and health.

Moderator: David Bunn, Director, California Department of Conservation
Panelists:
Buddhi Marambe, Chairman, National Experts Committee on Climate Change Adaptation, Sri Lanka
Peter Msoffe, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, Research and Consultancy, Dodoma University, Tanzania
Liliana Davila Stern, Lands Director, The Nature Conservancy, Mexico and Northern Central America

12:30
Lunch

Buffet lunch provided; participants encouraged to engage with Non-Governmental Organization and Research Center tables

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions, Mondavi Jackson Hall & Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

Afternoon Session, Mondavi Jackson Hall

1:30
California Dialogue - Actions and Strategies to Strengthen Agriculture, Forest Resiliency and Food Security

Moderator: Terry Watt, Liaison, California Governor's Office of Planning and Research
Panelists:
Karen Ross, Secretary of Agriculture, California Department of Food and Agriculture
John Laird, Secretary, Natural Resources Agency, State of California
Jim Branham, Executive Officer, Sierra Nevada Conservancy


2:30
Lightning Talks | Success Stories at the Ag-Food Security Nexus

3:00
Break for Networking and Refreshments

3:30
Actions and Strategies for Combating the Impacts of Climate Change on Food Systems and Disease

Moderator: Christine Johnson, Professor, One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
Panelists:
Ndola Prata, Director, Bixby Center for Population Health and Sustainability, UC Berkeley
Stephen Luby, Director of Research, Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University
Christine Stewart, Professor, Associate Director, Program in International and Community Nutrition, UC Davis

4:30
Lightning Talks | Success Stories at the Food-Health Nexus

Afternoon Session, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre - Breakout Dialogues

Pre-Registration Required for One or Both Sessions

Pre-Registration Required: 1:30 - 3:30 PM- Breakout Session 1

 

Improving Food Security and Health — Harnessing the Wisdom in the Room toward Action

Dialogue in small groups to explore:

  • Opportunities to create or strengthen effective strategies and partnerships to accelerate action in promoting food security and health.
  • Strategies to effectively share innovative practices with an emphasis on actions that are readily scalable and adaptable.

Facilitator:
Woutrina Smith, Co-Director, UCGHI Planetary Health Center for Expertise, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis 

Martin H. Smith, Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist, School of Veterinary Medicine & Department of Human Ecology, UC Davis

Pre-Registration Required: 3:30 PM - 5:00- Breakout Session 2

Agricultural Conservation and Resilience — Harnessing the Wisdom in the Room toward Action

Dialogue in small groups to explore:

  • Opportunities to create or strengthen effective strategies and partnerships to accelerate action in agricultural conservation and resilience.
  • Strategies to effectively share innovative practices with an emphasis on actions that are readily scalable and adaptable.

Facilitators:

Mark Bell, Vice Provost, Strategic Initiatives & Statewide Programs, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources 

Jeff Onsted, Chief Scientific Advisor, California Department of Conservation


Wrap Up Plenary, Mondavi Jackson Hall

5:00
Key Ideas and Outcomes from Afternoon Sessions & Wrap Up

Reception, Mondavi Center Lobby (Pre-registration required)


5:45
Networking and Poster Reception

7:00
End

To register: https://globalclimateactionsummit.ucdavis.edu/