Agenda

Topics to be addressed during the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit:

View the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit draft agenda
 

INNOVATIONS & CHALLENGES IN CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE PRACTICES

  • Scaling the adoption of innovations in climate-smart agriculture practices
  • Sustainable and nutrition-smart food production
  • Agricultural transformation and mechanisation trends
  • Innovations and policy for agricultural productivity and bio-conservation
  • Improving and maintaining good soil quality
  • Water management adaptation to improve food security within the context of CSA
  • Resilience agricultural systems to address climate change: Early warning systems, geospatial analysis, remote sensing
  • Lack of data and information and appropriate analytical tools at local and national levels
  • Irrigation best practice: Year-round cropping, efficient water utilization, drought management and irrigation solutions
  • Crop diversification: Popularization of new crops and crop varieties
  • ICT for agri and mAgri solutions: Supporting farmers through technology; data collection and sharing among actors

 

INCREASING CROSS-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION FOR CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE

  • Supporting and enabling policy frameworks
  • Increasing cross-industry research collaboration and coordination of initiatives for CSA
  • Linking government, civil society and NGOs and strengthening Public-Private-People-Partnerships 
     

SECURING FINANCIAL INVESTMENT FOR CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE

  • Lack of adequate investment at the national/regional level and high up-front cost of investment in CSA at the farm level
  • Ensuring adequate and innovative financing mechanisms and effective risk-sharing schemes
  • Innovation in risk-mitigation finance and insurance schemes to protect farmers against losses