Climate change adaptation in Africa

July 15, 2010 at 7:21 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

A climate change conference last month in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, brought together scientists, development experts and policy makers from ten countries and a number of international research centers and development agencies. The conference was organized by the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), and ICARDA. The discussions covered a range of issues: vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategies in different countries; currently available technologies that could strengthen adaptation and improve rural livelihoods; and ways to facilitate the implementation of international agreements on climate change. “The impacts of climate change will be complex and layered,” said Dr Seyfu Ketema, Executive Director of ASARECA. He noted that effective responses would require both professional excellence and strong political commitment from each country. The conference identified specific priorities including: encouraging appropriate legislation and policy change; outscaling currently available technologies to strengthen climate change adaptation, particularly for dry areas; and capacity development of national research and extension systems.

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  1. I want to create strong partnership on climate change adaptation and mitigation issues.More importantly the adoption of conservation agriculture in reducing food security and climate change adaptation


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