5th Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)

Bali, Indonesia

The 5th Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) will be held in Bali, Indonesia from October 8-10. Co-hosted by the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the Ministry of Agriculture for the Republic of Indonesia, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Government of the Netherlands,  the theme of this year's CSA Science Conference is Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate.

WLE, through its partners at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics(ICRISAT), will be presenting work on how agriculture can be transformed from a contributor to environmental degradation to part of the solution.

Come visit WLE, IWMI, ICRISAT and partners at Booth #1. And check out our sessions and presentations:

Side Session - Scaling solar based irrigation: Learning from public and private sector initiatives - Oct. 9, 17:00-18:30, Frangipani meeting room

Co-organized by WLE, CCAFS, IWMI and GIZ, this session will present case studies of initiatives to scale solar powered irrigation systems (SPIS) throughout Africa and Asia. Seen from research, development, government and private sectors, this session aims to identify what needs to happen for SPIS to fulfill the expectation of being a climate-smart irrigation solution. Participants will be able to discuss successes and challenges in on- and off grid SPIS initiatives which integrate technical, financial or institutional solutions to support climate-smart scaling. Learn more.

Cool Innovation Corner: Remote monitoring of solar pumps for better customer insight

Our private sector partner, Future Pump, will not only participate in our side session, they will also be showing their solar pumps and monitoring technology in the Cool Innovation Corner.

Oral Presentation: Solarising Irrigation in Indian Agriculture - Oct. 8, 14:20-15:00

Neha Durga, who works on energy policies, economic and social impacts in the IWMI-Tata Policy Program, will present on the experiences with solar irrigation in India as part of Theme 3: Climate-resilient and low-emission practices and technologies.

Poster Presentation: Climate Smart Irrigation through Solar Irrigation Entrepreneurs

Shilp Verma, a researcher with the IWMI-Tata Water Policy Research Program will present a poster in Theme 3: Climate-resilient and low-emission practices and technologies.

Poster Presentation: Investing in Disaster Resilience: Risk Transfer through Flood Insurance in South Asia

Giriraj Amarnath, Research Group Leader for Water Risks and Disasters at IWMI, will be presenting a poster on index based flood insurance as part of Theme 4: Innovative finance to leverage public and private sector investments.

Poster Presentation: Strategy for Developing a Roadmap for Scaling out CSA: Example of an Indian State

Alok Sikka, India representative and researcher at IWMI, will present a poster on how CSA has been implemented by various governments in India as part of Theme 6: Fostering enabling policies and institutions.

Speed Talk: Flood based restoration: innovative model in Ethiopia: Wed at 10:25

Anthony Whitbread, ICRISAT will speak on flood-based rangeland restoration for improving productivity and resilience in drought-prone regions, Ethiopia.