On 28 November 2019, the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) in partnership with the (GIZ) GmbH, SADC Programme on Adaptation to Climate Change in Rural Areas in Southern Africa (ACCRA), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), the Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development in Southern Africa (CCARDESA) and the GCRF- AFRICAP Programme hosted a webinar led by Dr Christian Thierfelder, Senior Cropping Systems Agronomist at CIMMYT focused on Climate Resilient Agriculture Success Stories – Making a Case for Scale Up.
Dr Christian Thierfelder shared the maize value chain development project that seeks to out-scale climate-smart technologies to smallholder farmers in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with the goal of increasing their productivity, food security and climate resilience in maize-based farming systems.
The webinar also featured Dr. Manyewu Mutamba, a Senior Programme Officer at AUDA-NEPAD, leading the Climate Resilience Programme as a discussant. In his interventions Dr Manyewu shared the NEPAD Program on Agriculture and Climate Change Vision 25 x 25, which aims to reach 25 million African farm households by 2025 and have them practicing climate-smart agriculture (CSA).
Thanks to all the participants from across the world, we rounded off the webinar with an exciting debate on the challenges of adoption of CSA and getting funders to invest in scaling up.
Our next event will be held on Wednesday 11 December 2019, and will focus on Creating resilient agri-food systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Further details on registration are available here.