AASW7 side event: Strengthening climate services for agricultural transformation in Africa

Venue: Camp Kigali, Rwanda: Room: MRBb0201
Date: Tuesday June 14 2016

Official side event  by CCAFS and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and partners, during the 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW7) in Kigali, Rwanda.


This side event; ‘Strengthening Climate Services for Agricultural Transformation in Africa ’, will create an opportunity for policy makers,  scientists and technical experts from the CGIAR,  regional economic commissions for Africa (African Climate Policy Center (ACPC), UNECA, AUC, NEPAD) as well as National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and other stakeholders to learn from and build on examples of good practice in farmer-focused climate information and advisory services, and to share elements of good practice in agricultural planning and  food management in the face of a changing climate.


  • To capture and share lessons and evidence, through country case studies, on how climate information and advisory services can be used to improve the lives of smallholder farmers.
  • To discuss methods, tools and high-resolution information products (historical, monitored, seasonal forecasts) that can be used to enhance institutional capacities to produce agriculturally relevant climate information (ENACTS)
  • To discuss best tools and methods that can be used to enhance the understanding of climate information services and  build  resilience for  taking  decisions  in situations of uncertainty  among farmers  (PICSA and Twigire Muhinzi farmer extension model)

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