Food insecurity and climate change are the two major global challenges humanity is facing; and climate change is increasingly being perceived as one of the greatest challenges for food security. This is because reduces the productivity of the majority of existing food systems and harms the livelihoods of those already vulnerable to food insecurity. Conversely, agricultural activities including indirect effects through deforestation and other forms of land conversion account for about one third of total global warming potential from GHG emissions today. Reducing the direct and indirect emissions from agriculture is therefore an essential part of the larger effort to slow the pace of climate change. This training is thus intended to equip participants with strategies to realize food security, reduce climate change effects in agriculture, as well as reduce the contribution of the agriculture sector to climate change presently and in the future.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course is intended for various actors in Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Agriculture.
- At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:
- Integrate food security and climate change concerns.
- Increase resilience of food systems to climate change.
- Develop low emissions agricultural strategies that do not compromise food security.
- Collect information, share knowledge and refocus research to a more set of complex set of objectives in the context of vulnerability analysis in climate change and food security in future.
- Facilitate participation of stakeholders in decision making and implementation.
Module 1: Impact of climate change on food and nutrition
- Current food security status
- Vulnerability, food Security and climate change
- Food systems and climate change
- Role of woman in agricultural production
- Biological effects on climate change on crops, livestock and agricultural systems
- Evidence of climate change effects on agricultural production
- Climate change effects and food security interventions from harvest to market
Module 2: Assessing impacts of climate change on food and nutrition tomorrow: Plausible scenarios of the future
- Climate scenarios and vulnerability of food and nutrition security to climate change
- Vulnerable regions, systems and people
- Data and modeling issues
- Scenarios that combine biophysical and socioeconomic futures
Module 3: Adaptation: Response options for food security challenges from climate change
- Contemporary adaptation
- Increasing the general resilience of the food system
- What can farmers do to adapt to climate change
- How to support food producers to adapt to climate change
- Climate change adaptation in the food chain
- Research challenges for adaptation
- Policy interventions
Module 4: Agriculture and GHG Emissions: Mitigation options with food security synergies
- Agricultures current contribution to greenhouse gas emissions
- GHG emissions from land use change
- Mitigation options and food security
- Policy interventions
Module 5: Coordination and coherence of food security and climate change policies and actions
- Four principles of policies and action
- Partnerships for climate sensitive agricultural research and development
- Role of public and private sectors in safeguarding food security in the context of climate change
- Cooperate for research
- Cooperate for extension
- Capacity building
EVENT FEE & REGISTRATION
The training event fee is USD$1050. This caters for Facilitation, 2 Refreshment breaks (Morning and Afternoon Snack) and Buffet Lunch during the entire training period.
This fee does not cover accommodation and travel logistics. We can organize for your Accommodation and Airport pick up at an Extra cost.