Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)

Regional Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Conference
5 August 2016


The Southern African region has experienced a number of extreme weather occurrences which point to climate change. It has long been established that climate change will have huge impacts on agricultural production as well as the natural resource base upon which agriculture depends. Adaptation to climate change and the use of practices and technologies that improve resilience of agricultural systems are essential for ensuring food security. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA), an approach that helps to guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing climate, has been lauded as a potential solution to Africa's climate change challenges.

The South Africa FANRPAN node hosting institution, the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC), in partnership with the FANRPAN Regional Secretariat, the German Development Cooperation GIZ-funded SADC programme on climate change adaptation in agriculture, and the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) will convene a one day CSA conference at the Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg South Africa.

The conference aims at contributing to the adoption of climate resilient agriculture practices through sharing information on Climate Smart Agriculture best practices and innovation among senior agriculture extension officials and other key stakeholders in the region. The workshop will attract about 80 high level Senior Agriculture stakeholders from the SADC region.

Main Speakers: Representatives from the SADC Secretariat, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Directorate, the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the Agricultural Research Council of South Africa and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development of Malawi.

Time and Date: 08h00 -17h00, 11 August 2016

Venue: Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg

The Conference is convened with support from Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).

Contact Person:
Mr. Bonani Nyhodo (Node Coordinator)
Tel: 012 341 1115
Cell: 073 244 3507


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