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.
A new book as the result of a collaboration between, 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.
Through the use of hundreds of scenario maps, models, figures, and detailed analysis, the editors and contributors of Southern African Agriculture and Climate Changepresent plausible future scenarios that combine economic and biophysical characteristics to explore the possible consequences for agriculture, food security, and resources management to 2050. They also offer recommendations to national governments and regional economic agencies already dealing with the vulnerabilities of climate change and deviations in environment.
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.