Scaling-Up Climate-Smart Agricultural Solutions for Cereals and Livestock Farmers in Southern Africa

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September 16, 2016

An emphasis has been made that, if efforts to up-scale climate smart agricultural solutions are to thrive, it is critical for CTA to leverage existing platforms and stakeholders at large, and work towards harmonising and strengthening these collaborations.

The focus can, among other issues, be on building strategic synergies, review and improve these platforms and mechanisms. This can facilitate the expansion of reach, avoid duplication and improve mobilisation of resources, hence bringing about meaningful, sustainable up-scaling of climate smart agricultural solutions in Southern Africa.

September 16, 2016

The second day of the workshop on ‘Scaling Up Climate Smart Agricultural Solutions for Cereals and Livestock in Southern Africa’ was focused on two climate smart agricultural solutions: stress-tolerant germplasm and ICT-enabled climate information services.

Using the World Café methodology, participants were divided into two groups for facilitated discussions about their field experiences, the key gaps and priorities for immediate interventions with regards to climate smart agricultural solutions.

August 16, 2016

Climate change poses a critical challenge to cereal and livestock farmers in southern Africa. More frequent failure of the annual wet season to deliver adequate rain endangers the food security, nutrition and incomes of up to 6 million people in rural households. Drought this year has already led four southern African countries to declare national emergencies. 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’, on 13–15 September 2016 in Johannesburg.