The inaugural Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress is taking place on 15 and 16th May 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Congress will unite senior representatives from governments, UN and donor agencies, farmers’ associations, cooperatives, NGOs and CBOs, research institutes, investors and the private sector to look at innovations, partnerships and financing to advance climate smart agriculture in East Africa.
The agenda will look at scaling the adoption of innovations in CSA practices, resilient agricultural systems to address climate change, supporting and enabling policy frameworks, and securing financial investment for CSA.
By offering keynote addresses, panel discussions and interactive roundtable sessions, the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress enables robust debates on sustainable agricultural transformation and innovations in seed technology, soil and drought management in the region.
- Meet key decision makers and agricultural experts to establish public-private partnerships for a sustainable and secure food future in East Africa
- Discuss practical solutions to the prominent climate change challenges, especially around drought management and irrigation best practice
- Improve agricultural productivity: strategies for better soil fertility management, water utilisation, mechanisation, precision farming and crop diversity
- Discover ICT for agri and mAgri innovations: support farmers through technology, data collection, and sharing among actors
- Create economic opportunities while ensuring sustainability for communities and the environment, and learn about financing trends in the region
The agenda of “CSA Africa” is under:
- 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
- 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
- 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
Registration Process: The registration is online at AIDF website.
Venue: Trademark Hotel, Limuru Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Dates: 15 – 16 May, 2018
Last Date: 14th May 2018