6th World Sustainability Forum

  • 15th February 2017
  • by secretary

27 – 28 January 2017. South Africa. University of the Western Cape and University of Cape Town. The 6th World Sustainability Forum took place for the first time in Africa. The conference briought together researchers, policymakers, practitioners, private sector and civil society actors

It contributes to international debates on sustainability and, more specifically, enables exchanges, which sensitise the international community to the urgency, specifics, and existent knowledge base of sustainability on the African continent, and the African research community about international perspectives on sustainability.

Parallel Sessions Related to agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture: Climate Change and Water-related Issues

Panel chair: Prof Linus Opara

  • Small-Scale Farmers’ Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Change: A Case Study of Sagole Women Farmers in Limpopo Province, South Africa by Agnes Rankoana *
  • Vulnerability of Maize Yields to Droughts in Uganda ; by Terence Epule Epule *
  • Patterns of Dekadal Rainfall Variation over a Selected Region in Lake Victoria Basin, Uganda ; by Isaac Mugume *
  • Developing Decision Support Tools for Improving Agricultural Sustainablity in Africa ; by Kevin Jan Duffy *, Tirivashe Phillip Masere ; 
  • The Redesign of Sustainable Agricultural Crop Ecosystems by Increasing Natural Ecosystem Services Provided by Insects; by Astrid Jankielsohn *

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Submission not assigned to a panel

  • A Management Database for Sustainable Cattle Production by Emerging Cattle Farmers in South Africa; by Obvious Mapiye *