Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, August 26, 2013

First Africa Food Security Conference

20 - 21 August 2013. This conference was held around the theme 'Harnessing Ecosystem Based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa'. It was convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and other UN agencies, governments, research institution, NGOs, scholars, donors, and local governments.

The key objectives of the workshop were:
  • Aggregate the lessons shared into common solutions for food security and climate change adaptation across country application, in building the capacity of the practitioners, supporting policy processes at all levels as well as empowering countries in undertaking bigger actions.
  • Share information on targeted ecological actions that provide opportunities for addressing perennial food insecurity in Sub Saharan Africa.
  • Identify key challenges and bottlenecks hindering the scaling-up of ecosystem-based adaptation practices, and how can they be overcome.

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