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.
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.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
- Module 1: Impact of climate change on food and nutrition
- Module 2: Assessing impacts of climate change on food and nutrition tomorrow: Plausible scenarios of the future
- Module 3: Adaptation: Response options for food security challenges from climate change
- Module 4: Agriculture and GHG Emissions: Mitigation options with food security synergies
- Module 5: Coordination and coherence of food security and climate change policies and actions
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