Date: Tuesday October 13 2015
Register to participate in this exciting event and learn about climate-smart agriculture tools relevant for Africa.
Worldwide, there are opportunities for agriculture to contribute to efforts to adapt to climate change while supporting food security and the fight against poverty, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The concept of climate-smart agriculture (CSA), coined by the United Nations Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) is being embraced by scientists (Harvey et al 2013), funding agencies (Grainger-Jones, 2011), national governments and policy makers, global and regional alliances (e.g. Global Alliance for CSA (GACSA); Alliance for CSA in Africa), as well as the CGIAR. CSA aims to achieve three objectives:
- sustainably increasing agricultural productivity, to support equitable increases in farm incomes, food security and development;
- adapting and building resilience of agricultural and food security systems to climate change at multiple levels; and
- reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture (including crops, livestock and fisheries).
To support a transition to CSA in Africa, researchers and development practitioners have n developed a range of tools and options for effective climate adaptation and mitigation in agriculture in different environments and at diverse scales. The Climate and Agriculture Network for Africa (CANA) together with CGIAR and development partners (CARE International Adaptation Learning program) are excited to bring you a webinar on CSA tools for Africa. We will discuss five of these tools, providing an opportunity for participants to learn about them, thereby, allowing for integration of their use across scales.
Overall objective: to provide an interactive forum to share innovative tools for CSA with a wider audience
Target audience: Policy makers, researchers, development practitioners
Webinar Agenda (October 13, 2015)
|Topic/ Tool and region of implementation||
|1400 – 1405||Welcome and Introduction||Moderator|
|1405 – 1415||Climate-Smart Agriculture Prioritization Framework||Caitlin Corner-Dollof (CIAT)|
|1415 – 1425||Climate Smart Agriculture Rapid Appraisal (CSA-RA)||Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor of Tanzania, Northern Uganda||Donors, CSA Implementers||Caroline Mwongera (CIAT)|
|1425– 1435||Participatory scenario planning (PSP)||Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Niger, Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi||Agriculture sector, Meteorological users, communities, Local govts, service providers, researchers||Maurine Ambani (CARE, Adaptation Learning Programme)|
|1435-1445||CSA Compendium||National governments, CSA Implementers, NGOs, Donors, Researchers||Todd Rosenstock (ICRAF)|
|1445-1455||targetCSA- a decision support tool to target CSA practices||Kenya||Public and private sector, main use for planning||Patric Brandt (CIFOR)|
|1455 – 1525||Questions and Answers||Moderator|
|1525 – 1530||Wrap up||Moderator|