Accelerating Adoption of Climate Technologies in Kazakhstan’s Agrifood SectorAccelerating Adoption of Climate Technologies in Kazakhstan’s Agrifood Sector

Accelerating Adoption of Climate Technologies in Kazakhstan’s Agrifood Sector

Food production systems play an important role in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and are therefore under increasing pressure to achieve efficiency improvements. The agrifood sector is also directly exposed to climate change because of its dependence on environmental resources. Addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges in the sector will require radical changes in food production systems, and greater adoption of climate technologies is a core element of this transition towards more sustainable food systems. In this context, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), within the Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC) program, engaged in 2015 to develop a practical  tool and Methodology to inform policy makers and to orient public and private institutions interested in investments that foster the greening of the agrifood sector. A pilot study was conducted in Morocco on adoption of climate technologies in the agrifood sector.

During 2017 and 2018, FAO has produced studies on adoption of climate technologies in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Kazakhstan and the results were presented to public and private stakeholders. In the case of Kazakhstan, the agriculture sector emissions have been increasing over the last 15 years and livestock emissions alone have increased by around 50 percent. According to the EBRD-FAO recent study, targeted investments could drastically reduce these emissions. By investing USD 2.3 billion in climate technologies in Kazakhstan, agrifood sector emissions could potentially be reduced by almost 30%.  Pasture improvement provides the bulk of mitigation potential (57 percent of total estimated). It is followed by conservation agriculture that represents 34 percent of the toal mitigation potential. The same analysis with a focus on adaptation suggest that drip irrigation seems most interesting through improvement in water availability and agricultural production.

Following the study’s release, the EBRD-FAO workshop on “Accelerating adoption of climate technologies” in Kazakhstan Republic’s agrifood sector, took place in Astana on the 7th of November, 2018. The event successfully brought together over 70 participants from the private sector such as earlier adopters and technology suppliers, policy-makers, financial institutions, and representatives from multilateral and bilateral development institutions. Interesting discussions focused on solutions and highlighted the importance of adopting climate technologies and practices along key supply chains to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase productivity and improve resilience of food systems. The different workshop sessions emphasized:

·         several climate technologies in the Kyrgyz Republic’s agrifood sector; their degree of adoption, mitigation and adaptation potential and key challenges in promoting further technology uptake.

·         challenges and opportunities for private sector investments in modern agrifood technologies;

·         possible areas for public support and cooperation with donors and international financial institutions to accelerate technology deployment;

Participants shared experiences and suggestions to overcome constraints and encourage an enabling environment for private investments

Useful Resources
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Agenda and Workshop booklet
Agenda and Workshop booklet (RUS version)
List of Participants download
Video: "Tackling climate change with the EBRD's FINTECC programme" view
Workshop Presentations, November 2018
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a) SESSION 1 - Financing mechanisms and technical support for technology adoption: lessons from the EBRD experience download
b) SESSION 1 - Priorities for climate change mitigation and adaptation in Kazakhstan download
c) SESSION 1 - Accelerating adoption of climate technologies in the agrifood sector — key results from the FAO/EBRD study download
d) SESSION 2: Part 1 - Crop farming technologies download
e) SESSION 2: Part 2 - Livestock technologies download
f) SESSION 2: Part 3 - Renewable and energy efficiency technologies
Презентации семинара, ноябрь 2018
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Сессия 1 - Механизмы финансирования и техническая поддержка внедрения технологий в агропродовольственном секторе: опыт ЕБРР download
Сессия 1 - Приоритеты смягчения и адаптации к изменению климата в агропродовольственном секторе Казахстана
Сессия 1 - Ускорение внедрения климатических технологий в агропродовольственном секторе Казахстана – ключевые результаты исследования ФАО/ЕБРР download
Сессия 2: Часть 1 - Технологии в животноводстве download
Сессия 2: Часть 2 - Технологии в растениеводстве download
Сессия 2: Часть 3 - Возобновляемые источники энергии и энергоэффективные технологии download
Press and Photos
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Accelerating Adoption of Climate Technologies in Kazakhstan’s Agrifood Sector
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19 November, 2018

Accelerating Adoption of Climate Technologies in Kyrgyzstan’s Agrifood Sector
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