Climate change and agriculture
The concept of Climate-Smart Agriculture
The FANRPAN Node hosting institution in Tanzania, the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) in collaboration with the FANRPAN Regional Secretariat convened a National Policy Dialogue on Domestic Climate Financing on Tuesday 4th August 2015 in Dar es Salaam.
The objective of the National Policy Dialogue was to facilitate and influence a unified position on agriculture and domestic climate financing among key stakeholders including decision makers.
On 3 February 2015, the Financial and Fiscal Commission (the Commission) tabled at Parliament a report on Climate Change, Household Vulnerability and Climate Smart Agriculture: The Case of Two South African Provinces. The Submission is made in terms of Section 3(1) and 3(2) (a) and (b) of the Financial and Fiscal Commission Act. The study was done in collaboration with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), and with financial support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
The Food Agriculture and Natural resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), in partnership with the Training Centre in Communication, conducted a successful three days training workshop on "Climate Change Leadership and Policy Advocacy" under the auspices of its two Climate Change projects, AfricaInteract and the Climate Change Tripartite Programme (COMESA-EAC-SADC).
The present Comprehensive Scoping and Assessment Study is aimed at evaluating how smallholder farmers are coping with climate changes and how the Government of Mozambique is strategising its policies in order to increase agricultural productivity and strengthen the resilience of vulnerable smallholder farmers to the impact of climate change.
The specific objectives are to: