The Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Platform for African - European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD) convened a regional dialogue on Climate-Related Risks to Crop Production and Post-Harvest Loss Management.
The dialogue presented an opportunity for wide range of national multi-stakeholders to deliberate on the evidence presented from the ongoing research programmes and provide policy recommendations for consideration by the national policy makers.
The objectives of the dialogue were to:
Provide a Regional perspective of the climate risks to crop production and post-harvest loss management.
Regional and national overview; and
Specific focus on the Groundnut Value Chain and aflatoxin contamination
Provide a status update on the on-going FANRPAN projects focussing on PHLM.
Chart a way forward for developing synergies among different stakeholders and sectors, with the aim of maintaining continuous dialogue on climate risks to crop production and post-harvest loos management including Aflatoxin issues.
Deliberate on means to facilitate community-driven information and knowledge sharing platforms for risk management.
Identify priority CSA and PHM policies and technologies relevant for the country
Solicit policy recommendations from stakeholders
Improved understanding of the climate risks to crop production and post-harvest handling including Aflatoxin issues.
Policy options, innovative approaches and technologies discussed and documented.
Resolutions for inclusion in the Proceedings and National Synthesis Report.