Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Friday, January 23, 2015

Regional workshop – Livestock and climate change

12-14 January 2015. Dakar, Senegal. Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA) National Laboratory for Livestock and Veterinary Research (LNERV). Regional workshop – Livestock and climate change / Atelier Regional – Elevage et Changement Climatique 

The demand for livestock products is growing and climate change threatens food security and rural livelihoods. Policies that are currently in place may prove insufficient. Livestock systems are a significant contributor to greenhouse gases (GHG) but there is much uncertainty.

ANIMALCHANGE is providing a vision of the future of the livestock sector under climate change.
  • Reduce uncertainties concerning GHG emissions from livestock systems.
  • Include climate variability as part of impact assessment.
  • Develop cutting-edge technologies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
  • Assess economic and societal costs of business as usual and of adaptation and mitigation scenarios.
  • Assess the vulnerability of livestock to climate change and feedbacks on GHG emissions.
  • Provide direct support to set up policies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change for the livestock sector.
  • Reach out to stakeholders by organising symposia, training of scientists, technicians and policy makers and forming a network to alert stakeholders of project outputs and events.
2nd and 3rd February 2015. “Livestock and Climate Change” Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.
The event will include presentations and in-depth discussion on:
  • Climate predictions for East Africa under different scenarios and implications on the livestock sector
  • Mitigation and adaptation strategies that are relevant to East Africa.
  • Socio Economic, Inventory and Policy perspectives
  • Future implementation strategies for livestock systems that will adapt to climate change, will reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and increase efficiency of production.
Download invitation | Programme | Logistics | Information on grants (deadline: 19th January)

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