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PROCEEDINGS OF THE MALAWI POLICY DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE-RELATED RISKS TO CROP PRODUCTION AND POST HARVEST LOSS MANAGEMENT
AT CROSSROADS HOTEL, LILONGWE, MALAWI
20 October 2015 - 21 October 2015


The Malawi National Policy Dialogue on Climate-Related Risks to Crop Production and Post-Harvest Loss Management was held on from 20th to 21st October 2015. The Meeting was convened by Food and Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Platform for African-European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD), Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) and National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM)

Several stakeholders involved in both Climate Change and Post-Harvest Loss Management (PHLM) issues were invited to attend this National Policy Dialogue.

The main objectives for the National Dialogue were to:

  • Provide Regional Perspectives of the Climate Risks to crop production and post-harvest loss management.
  • Provide a status update on the on-going FANRPAN projects focusing on PHLM with a specific focus on the Groundnut Value Chain and aflatoxin contamination.
  • Chart a way forward for developing synergies among stakeholders and sectors with the aim of maintaining continuous dialogue on climate risks to crop production and post-harvest loss management including aflatoxin.
  • Deliberate on means to facilitate community-driven information and knowledge sharing platforms for risk management.
  • Identify priority CSA and PHM policies and technologies relevant to the country
  • Solicit policy recommendations from stakeholders.
Read more at: MALAWI NATIONAL DIALOGUE CONCEPT NOTE

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