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National Dialogue Uganda: CSA study validation
Grand Imperial Hotel, Kampala, Uganda
13 June 2014


National Dialogue Uganda: CSA study validationWith support from African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), FANRPAN in partnership with the Node Hosting Institution, Makerere University (College of Agricultural and Environmental Science- CAES) and FAO convened a national Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) validation workshop to: (i) to share and validate CSA policy scoping report and solicit feedback and inputs CSA stakeholders.

National Dialogue Uganda: CSA study validationFANRPAN has conducted CSA national scoping studies in 16 countries to gain a better understanding of how the different countries are responding in terms of policies, frameworks, gender, innovation and practices.

The workshop held on the 13 June 2014, at Grand Imperial hotel, Kampala Uganda recorded a total of 54 participants representing Ministries, NGOs/ CSOs, Universities (Makerere and Kyambo), Media, donor & diplomatic agencies, farmers and farmer unions, private sector as well as individual champions on Climate Smart Agriculture related issues. Facilitated by Ms Hlami Ngwenya and Prof Kaaya, the workshop provided a great opportunity for the CSA stakeholders to network, learn and exchange experience information and provide input that help strengthen the research process.

Speaking on behalf of the Principal Makerere University CAES, Prof. John Muyonga officially welcomed the participants and emphasized the need for farmers to practice Climate Smart Agriculture. He also acknowledged the contribution of FANRPAN to strengthening the University’s capacity to influence policy. Prof Osiru made presentation on findings from the CSA scoping study which was well received; and provided a platform for participants have an in-depth discussion of issues and provide feedback and recommendations according to four thematic areas: 1) CSA and Policy framework, 2) CSA Technologies, innovations and practice; 3) CSA- Gender and CoP as well as 4) CSA challenges & opportunities.

National Dialogue Uganda: CSA study validation

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