Regional Office

 

 for Africa (RAF)

 

 

Workshop on Agriculture Systems at Risk: Priority Action towards Climate Change Adaptation

4 to 5 February 2013, Labadi Beach Hotel Accra, Ghana

FAO in collaboration with the Economic Community for West Africa States (ECOWAS), CILSS/AGRHY MET,  and Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS),  will host a regional workshop on “Agriculture Systems at Risk; priority Action towards Climate Change Adaptation” from 4 to 5 February 2013. The workshop will additionally see the launch of the Global Soil Partnership for West Africa.

This workshop will bring together Senior level professionals from ECOWAS member states and aims to place climate change adaptation firmly on the governance agenda of regional and national governments.

The workshop aims to discuss;

  • Status and trends in land and water resources in West Africa with identified agriculture systems at risk. Focus is laid on anticipated impacts of climate change.
  • An appraised Agriculture Investment Plan  taking into consideration  climate change variability. National Adaptation Programmes of Actions will be compared against investment plans.
  • Thematic areas and collaboration within the Global Soil Partnership (GSP).

For further information, please contact Jean Boroto Senior Water Resources Officer, NRL Land & Water Division (ruhiza.boroto@fao.org)  or Meshack Malo, Land Water Officer, NRL Land & Water Division (meshack.malo@fao.org).