Regional forum on Climate Smart Agriculture

  • 19th September 2016
  • by secretary
13–15 September 2016. Johannesburg.  To support the implementation of a new flagship project to bring climate-smart solutions to farmers and build genuine synergies with partners, CTA co-organised a regional planning meeting ‘Scaling-Up Climate-Smart Agricultural Solutions for Cereals and Livestock Farmers in Southern Africa – Building partnership for successful implementation’.

The planning meeting discussed the business case for the engagement of private sector in the scaling up of climate-smart practices. It will also assess the existing level of use mobile communications, ICT, knowledge management and extension tools to disseminate agricultural information to smallholder farmers. Participants draw from partner organisations, the private sector, farmers’ organisations, banks and financial sector players, mobile and ICT operators, and national and regional government institutions. The meeting will lead to detailed implementation strategies for scaling-up each of the solutions in the region.