2-5 September 2013. Maseru, Lesotho. The Food Agriculture Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) is holding its 2013 Annual High-level Food Security Multi-Stakeholder Policy Dialogue. THEME: CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE.
Prior to the Policy Dialogue, FANRPAN is convening a two day training workshop for youth on the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and Agriculture Value Chains. The training workshop is aimed at enhancing the youths' knowledge on how agriculture policies are made, agriculture value chain management and approaches as well as the role of youth in the CAADP agenda.
More than 200 delegates are attending this meeting, including senior officials of national governments, representatives of regional economic organizations such as SADC and COMESA, NEPAD, donor organizations, network partners, FANRPAN Board members and country nodes representing farmers’ organizations, agri-business, development partner agencies and parliamentarians.
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Southern African Agriculture and Climate Change
(IFPRI, September 2013, 327 pages)the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), FANRPAN, and scientists from each of the countries offers an analysis of the impact of climate change on the area's agriculture, including full-color maps illustrating a variety of scenarios for eight of the region's countries : Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Decision makers and researchers will find Southern African Agriculture and Climate Change a vital tool for shaping policy and studying the various and likely consequences of climate change.
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