Water for agriculture and energy in Africa The challenge of climate change

Water for agriculture and energy in Africa
The challenge of climate change

Report of the ministerial conference
15-17 December 2008
Sirte, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

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The Ministerial Conference on “Water for Agriculture and Energy in Africa: the Challenges of Climate Change was held in Sirte, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, on the 15-17 December 2008. The Conference discussed the prospect for food end energy demand by 2015 and the projections for 2030 and 2050, based on the key drives of population and income growth and under the threat of climate change, concluding that policy decisions and budget allocations should as well be made available for large-scale for irrigated agriculture and hydropower generation.

While recognizing the importance of national financing and regional cooperation for implementing strategies to address country needs and boost food production, the Conference Declaration appealed to multilateral agencies for additional funding and called upon developed and developing countries to realize their commitments in terms of budget allocation to agricultural production. The Sirte Declaration called upon the African Union Commission to design a road map and mechanism for monitoring and evaluating implementation, in collaboration with FAO, The African Development Bank, The Economic Commission for Africa, NEPAD, and the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.


List of figures
List of tables
Acronyms and abbreviations

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Report of the Conference

Date and place of the Conference
Inaugural ceremony
Opening of the Conference
Committee of the whole
Round tables
Parallel events
Adoption of the Declaration on Water for Agriculture and
Energy in Africa: The Challenges of Climate Change
Closure of the Conference
Annex 1.
Full texts of the statements delivered
during the inaugural ceremony
Annex 2.
Adopted agenda and timetable
Annex 3.
Composition of the drafting committee
Annex 4.
The reports of the parallel events
The Conference adopted Declaration

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Conference thematic approach

Theme 1:
Prospects for food and energy demand by 2015 and projections for 2030-2050
Theme 2:
Defining the investment envelope
Theme 3:
Financing mechanisms and implementation strategies

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Regional views for investment

Water resources for agriculture and
energy in the context of climate change
Investment programmatic framework and envelope
Institutional environment
Implementation strategies and financing mechanisms
Annex 1:
Regional distribution
Annex 2:
Africa and the world
Annex 3:
Investment envelopes

Irrigation projections for 2030-2050

The baseline
Conclusions and recommendations

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Resources and challenges in the context of climate change

Executive summary
African climate and anticipated future patterns
Water resources in Africa
Irrigation and cropping pattern zones
Water for food
Energy requirements for sustainable agriculture
Hazardous agriculture in light of climate change
Attempts to overcome the challenges
Forming partnerships across Africa
Opportunities for sustainable agriculture
The way ahead

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Hydropower resource assessment In Africa

Executive summary
Hydroelectric power development in Africa
Hydropower/small hydropower database for Africa
Africa s hydropower project partners
Conclusions and recommendations

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The Lake Chad Basin: a system under threat

Geographical context
Demographic context
The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC)
Stakes and challenges of the Lake Chad Basin
Saving Lake Chad and its basin: an absolute necessity

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