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Innovative approaches of adaptation to climate change in Africa: Farmer Field Schools and Climate-Smart Villages

30/09/2021 30/09/2021

Thursday 30 September 2021 | 3:00 PM (CEST)

Virtual event: Register now

The FAO Strengthening Agricultural Adaptation (SAGA) global project is inviting you to a parallel session at the Pre-COP Milan - UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) that will highlight the potential of Farmer Field schools (FFS) and Climate-Smart Villages (CSV) to implement and scale up climate change commitments in the agriculture sector from a bottom-up approach in Africa. 

The session will be co-hosted by the SAGA global project, the FAO Global FFS Platform, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the African Group of Negotiators Expert Support (AGNES). Join farmers, government leaders, researchers, development practitioners and other agriculture sectors actors to:

–   Learn about the upcoming FFS global platform’s guidance document on “bringing climate change into FFS”;

–   Explore case studies that describe main achievements, challenges and enabling environment for implementating CSV and FFS approaches in Senegal, Niger, Burundi and Kenya;

–   Discuss how governments can capitalize on these experiences to enable transformative climate adaptation action in the agriculture sector;

–   Contribute to conversations on how to inform climate policymaking in Africa and programming on agriculture development.



The session will be moderated by Ms Anne Sophie Poisot, Coordinator of the Global FFS Platform, FAO:

Welcoming remarks

Farmer field schools (FFS) approach: introduction and experiences

–   Mr Stefano Mondovi, Agricultural Officer, FFS Platform, FAO

–   Mr Emmanuel Nivyubu Focal point of the Resilient Food Systems (RFS) project, Provincial Office of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock of Mwaro, Burundi

–   Ms Binta Randa, Head of the women processors, Socorbé producers' organization, Niger


Climate-smart villages (CSV) approach: introduction and experiences

–   Mr Mathieu Ouedraogo, Senior Scientist, CCAFS, West Africa, International Crops Research Institue For The Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Mali

–   Ms Djaminatou Sanogo, Senior Scientist, Institut Sénégalais de Recherche Agricole (ISRA), Senegal

–   Mr John Recha Scientist, CCAFS East Africa, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya

Q&A session

–   Ms Madeleine Diouf Sarr, UNFCCC National Focal Point, Head of Climate Change Division, Ministry Environment and Sustainable Development of Senegal (MEDD)

–   Speakers and audience

Key messages and closing remarks 

Technical details

–   Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English and French.

–   Mentimeter will be used to engage with online participants throughout the event.


Related links

FAO SAGA global project webpage

FAO Global FFS platform webpage

CGIAR|CCAFS webpage on Climate-Smart Villages

AGNES webpage