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The 4th Class of APDA’s Global Young Leaders Course Climate Smart Agriculture Saroj Dash In charge of International Programs for Concern Worldwide

31 July 2021

Induction by Dr. Hanna Yoon

On 17 July, the 4th class of the APDA's Global Young Leaders Course, founded by Hanna Yoon, a Strategy & Communication Consultant / General Manager of Education of APDA, was held with the aim of proposing policies at APDA Youth Forum. Mr. Saroj Dash, who is in charge of International Programs for Concern Worldwide, participated as a lecturer and gave a lecture on “Climate Change” and “Smart Agriculture”.

Lecture by Mr. Saroj Dash

Through this class, Mr. Saroj Dash presented various indicators that specifically represent climate change. “It is important not only to recognize climate change, but to act based on scientific analysis”, he said, stressing the importance of scientific analysis. Based on the Intergovernmental Consultative Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) evaluation report, climate change is deeply related to agriculture and food safety, and climate smart agriculture (CSA) is introduced as one of the solutions.

He explained that the basic principles of the CSA are to organize three principles: Zero Tillage, Mulching, and Intercropping, which are effective in soil quality, agricultural production and climate resilience. In this process, students led to practical discussions on the topic by sharing their thoughts and experiences. After the lecture, students found and organized heroes who practice climate change activities through discussions, and organized key climate change issues based on the contents of the class.

The students also had time to present the results. He presented young environmentalist Greta Thunberg as a hero in action for climate change, and expressed his opinion that everyone who recognized and tried to solve climate change was a hero. In addition, it suggested the need for incentives through economic and policy support to utilize solutions such as the CSA as a key effort to address climate change, and it is important to act now, emphasizing that we do not have much time left.

The course is conducted in real-time online classes every Saturday, all in English. Students who participate in the class will take lectures consisting of 10 experts from various fields, including women, children, health, economy, and smart agriculture, and discuss international issues. All training courses and youth forums are organized by Hanna Yoon, a founder of APDA Global Young Leaders Course.

* This article is written based on the content of the class after interns attended APDA’s Global Young Leaders Course.
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Keywords: Climate change, smart agriculture

Written and edited by
Intern, Young-jun Park Intern, Jun-young Park Intern, Da-seul Shin Intern, Yea-un Lee Intern, Ha-yeon Choi

Planning/General Manager
Hanna Yoon (Ph.D. in Media and Governance) APDA Strategy and Communications Consultant/ Founder and General manager of APDA Global Young Leaders Course Director of KGM Lab Adjunct Professor at Soongsil University

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