How Can Agroecology Deliver Climate Justice in Africa ? A Farmers Perspective
Hosted by The Eastern and Southern Africa Small-scale Farmers Forum (ESAFF) and Southern Africa Trust (SAT) in partnership with Climate Justice- Just Transition Donors Collaborative.
Despite landmark programs such as the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), the Maputo Declaration 2005 and the Malabo Declaration 2014, Africa is still a net food importer. Recent FAO statistics show there is growing poverty, hunger and malnutrition in Africa. The effects of climate change, land degradation and the COVID-19 pandemic make matters even worse, especially for small-scale farmers, who have been hit hard. They are, however, also the first to adapt and there is a wide range of local solutions championed by small-scale farmers’ organizations. Agroecology has gained some traction in recent years as a more systemic approach to a just and sustainable transformation of agriculture. This pan-African webinar on 26 Nov 2021 will bring together about 200 small-scale farmers and their organisations from East, West, Central and Southern Africa as well as civil society representatives, philanthropic donors and multinational organisations.
The event will focus on three issues:
1. Reflect on results of the recently concluded just ended United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) and the COP26 and what they mean for agroecology and small-scale farming in Africa
2. Debate on how agroecology can be a pathway to climate justice and resilience in Africa,
3. Learn about African small-scale farmers’ work and assess needs in the field.
Time: 26 Nov 2021 04:00 PM in Nairobi
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