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Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) The KJWA is a landmark decision recognizing the role of agriculture in tackling climate change. Under it, the two Subsidiary Bodies under the Convention, namely the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), will jointly address issues related to agriculture, taking into consideration the vulnerabilities of agriculture to climate change and approaches to addressing food security. The KJWA represents an important step forward in the negotiations on agriculture with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and emphasizes the importance of agriculture and food security in the climate change agenda. By mainstreaming agriculture into the UNFCCC processes, the KJWA can drive transformation in agricultural and food systems, and address the synergies and trade-offs between adaptation, mitigation and agricultural productivity. Launch At the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC held in Bonn, Germany in November 2017. The agreement is the first substantive outcome and COP decision on agriculture, which has been under negotiation since 2011. Why the Name Koronivia? In honour of Fiji which held the COP23 Presidency, the decision was symbolically named after the Koronivia Research Station, Fiji’s only agricultural research institution. Elements of KJWA (a) Modalities for implementation of the outcomes of the five in-session workshops on issues related to agriculture and other future topics that may arise from this work; (b) Methods and approaches for assessing adaptation, adaptation co-benefits and resilience; (c) Improved soil carbon, soil health and soil fertility under grassland and cropland, as well as integrated systems, including water management; (d) Improved nutrient use and manure management towards sustainable and resilient agricultural systems; (e) Improved livestock management systems; and (f) Socio-economic and food security dimensions of climate change in the agricultural sector. The decision itself recognizes that other priority topics may be identified and discussed along the way.

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