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FANRPAN Adds its Voice to the Climate Change Debate
12 August 2011



In the run-up to the Conference of the Parties (CoP) 17, which will be held in Durban on 28 November 9 December 2011, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) hosted a two-day National Conference on Climate Change.

Delegates included a range of stakeholders, including Government, NGOs, Parliamentarians, international organizations accredited to DAFF and other stakeholders. Deliberations included the status of negotiations leading to CoP 17; food security and the food value chain and climate change projections for South Africa. Working breakaway sessions also took place on the first day.

The FANRPAN CEO, Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, delivered a paper and presentation titled "Ensuring an Equitable Deal for Africa at CoP 17". The presentation focused on FANRPAN planned interventions at CoP 17, particularly Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) which will be held on 3 December 2011 at the Durban University of Technology. The key message was that a Durban deal Without a Dedicated Track for Agriculture is No Deal.

This successful conference culminated with a wrap-up session and a closing remarks by Ms Sue Middleton, Acting Director-General at DAFF, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

FANRPAN Adds its Voice to the Climate Change Debate FANRPAN Adds its Voice to the Climate Change Debate
Dr M Rampedi of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries delivers a welcome address Dr Sibanda delivers her presentation at the Climate Change Conference
FANRPAN Adds its Voice to the Climate Change Debate FANRPAN Adds its Voice to the Climate Change Debate
Dr Sibanda delivers her talk at the Climate Change Conference Ms Sue Middleton delivers the keynote address
FANRPAN Adds its Voice to the Climate Change Debate
Panelists at the Climate Change Conference

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