Climate Smart Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges for African Farmers

Date: 5 December, 2011
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Venue: Sahara Room, Africa Pavilion, ICC
Location: Durban, South Africa

African farmers can be part of the climate solution by transitioning to farming activities that help restore ecosystems, store carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance productivity, and improve livelihoods. Join us for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities from a range of perspectives including policy, research, and farm-level.

Speakers include

  •  Hon. Prof. Jumanne A. Maghembe, Minister of Agriculture, United Republic of Tanzania
  • Dr Abdirahman Beileh, Acting Director, Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department, African Development Bank
  • Mr. Douglas Taylor-Freeme, President, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU), tbc
  • Mr. Philip Kiriro, President, East Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF)
  • Mr. Mamadou Goita, President, Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural Producers’ Organisations of West Africa (ROPPA)
  • Dr. James Kinyangi, East Africa Regional Program Leader, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
  • Prof. Tekalign Mamo, State Minister and Minister’s Advisor, Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia
  • Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, CEO, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)

The event is organised by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, and the Food, Agriculture and National Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN).

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