CCA and CSA

ACCRA 2016 meetings


In 2016 CCARDESA through ACCRA organised two events which focused of Climate Smart Agriculture and Climate Change Adaptation.  One was a regional conference which took place in Johannesbursg in August, and the other one was a training on tackling climatae change in agriculture which was tagerted at extension experts of the region. 

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Tackling Climate Change in Agriculture: Approaches to Adaptation and Climate Smart Agriculture in the SADC Region“ 10 – 14 October 2016, Premier Hotel Cape Manor, Cape Town


The Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) with support from Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) SADC programme for Adaptation to Climate Change in Rural Areas in Southern Africa (ACCRA) offered a training course on Tackling Climate Change in Agriculture: Approaches to Adaptation and Climate Smart Agriculture in the SADC Region from 10-14 October 2016, in Cape Town, South Africa. The ACCRA project is housed at the CCARDESA Secretariat and is jointly implemented by CCARDESA and GIZ.

This training course was targeted at practitioners from the agricultural extension services in SADC and is specifically designed to enhance their capacity to address climate change adaptation issues in their work. 

The training was implemented by international training experts. It was a practice oriented training which covered topics of climate change impacts on agriculture in SADC, vulnerability assessment for crop and livestock production, the concepts and steps of climate proofing agricultural value chains with options for adaptation and mitigation, and prioritisation of climate smart agriculture strategies, practices and technologies.

Below is a programme and presentations: 

Time                  

Topic

Presenter

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DAY 1

 

   

8:00

Registration

 

 

8:30 

Welcome Remarks

Catalina Berger, Moderator

 

08.45

Official opening remarks:Regional Agricultural Policy (RAP) support to Climate Change Adaptation in the SADC Region

Dr. Baitsi Podisi,
Programme Manager,
CCARDESA

 
09.05

Outline of the seminar

Catalina Berger

 
09.20  Presentation of participants   Catalina Berger   

10.15

Coffee Break    

10.45

Presentation 1: Thematic introduction: Climate change, adaptation, mitigation

Catalina Berger

 
11.30 Presentation 2: CC projections and impacts in SADC and importance of climate services for agriculture

Dr. Christopher Lennard, Research Officer, Climate Systems Analysis Group, University of Cape Town, South Africa

 

12.20

Q & A session

Dr. Luis Waldmueller, GIZ Senior Advisor, Climate, Rural Development and Infrastructure, GIZ, Eschborn, Germany

 

12.45

Lunch Break

 

 

13.45

Energizer

Catalina Berger

 

14.00

Presentation 3: Agriculture: victim and culprit of CC and adaptation options, CSA

Dr. Luis Waldmueller

 
15.00

 

Q&A Session

Catalina Berger

 

 
15.15

 

Coffee break

   

15.45

Exposé: concept and steps of Climate Proofing

Catalina Berger

 

16.15

Action learning: risk functions

Catalina Berger

 

16.45

Conclusions and take away messages of the day

Dr. Wiebke Foerch, GIZ/CCARDESA ACCRA Programme Advisor

 

17.00

Co-management committee

Trainer team

 

DAY 2

     
 8h00  Registration    
 8h30  Opening  CCG  
 8h45 Programme of the day  Catalina Berger  
9h00 Presentation of four case studies and composition of working groups  Dr. Wiebke Foerch  
 9h45 Case studies, Module A: Evaluating present and future vulnerabilities – Part 1 (present) Catalina Berger and Trainer team  
10h15  Coffee break    
 10h45 Ctd – Part 2 (future)  Trainer team  
 12h45 Lunch break    
 13h45  Energizer Catalina Berger  
 14h00 Presentation 4: Introduction to CSA: technologies, practices and strategies  Dr. Luis Waldmueller  
 14h45  Q&A Session  Catalina Berger  
15h00  Coffee break    
 15h30 Presentation 5: Conservation agriculture: farmer adoption of new practices and technologies: evidence and lessons learnt  Dr. Christian Thierfelder, Senior Scientist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT)  
16h05 Presentation 6: The role of livestock in smallholder adaptation and climate smart agriculture Dr. Baitsi Podisi, Programme Manager, CCARDESA  
 16h40  Q&A Session  Catalina Berger  
 17h00 Conclusions and take away messages of the day  Dr. Wiebke Foerch  
17h15 Co-management committee    

DAY 3

     
 8h00 Registration    
 8h30 Openning  CCG  
 8h45 Programme of the day  Catalina Berger  
 9h00 Module A Presentations of results in plenary  Trainer team and participants  
10h30 Coffee break    
 11h00 Presentation 7: Water and land management in CSA: opportunities and constraints  Sarah Beerhalter, GIZ/CCARDESA ACCRA Programme Manage  
11h35 Presentation 8: The importance of post-harvest management: best practices  Dr. Sipho Sibanda, Senior Manager, Agricultural Research Council South Africa
 12h10 Q&A Session  Catalina Berger  
12h30 Preparation of excursion  Dr. Wiebke Foerch  
12h45  Lunch break (packed lunch)    

DAY 4

     
 8h30 Registration    
 9h00 Opening  CCG  
 9h15 Programme of the day  Catalina Berger  
 9h30 Recap of excursion  Dr. Wiebke Foerch, Dr. Luis Waldmueller  
 10h00 Coffee break    
 10h30 Case studies Module B: identifying adaptation options Catalina Berger and Trainer team  
12h30  Lunch break    
13h30  Energizer Catalina Berger  
 13h45 Presentation 9: Prioritising climate smart practices and technologies for agricultural value chains in SADC  Dr. Christine Lamanna, Senior Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre, CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security  
15h00  Q&A Session Dr. Luis Waldmueller  
 15h15 Coffee break    
 15h30 Presentation 10: The importance of gender in climate smart agriculture Dr. Luis Waldmueller  
 16h30 Q&A Session Catalina Berger  
16h45 Reflections of the day  Catalina Berger  
17h00 Co-management committee  Trainer team  

DAY 5

     
8h00 Registration    
 8h30  Opening CCG  
 8h45 Programme Catalina Berger  
 9h00 Case studies, Module C - Selecting adaptation measures  Catalina Berger and Trainer team  
10h00  Coffee break    
 10h30 Preparing final group presentations  Catalina Berger  
11h00 Group Presentations and discussion of results  Trainer team  
 12h30 Q&A Session Catalina Berger  
12h45 Lunch    
13h30 Reflections and conclusions on the CP approach  Catalina Berger  
14h00 Evaluation  Trainer Team  
14h45 Final remarks, next steps Certificates    
15h00  Closure    
15h15  Coffee break    




 


Southern Africa Regional Conference on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture and Climate Smart Agriculture 11 August 2016, Johhanesburg, South Africa

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The Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) with support from Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and working in collaboration with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) convened a one-day conference on Climate Smart Agriculture in Southern Africa on 11th August 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference aimed at contributing to the adoption of climate resilient agriculture through sharing best practices and innovation among agriculture extension officers and other stakeholders in the region. The conference attracted senior agriculture stakeholders from SADC member states, representatives of farmer organizations and civil society, practitioners and researchers. Following is the programme and presentations which were made during the conference:

 

Time                  

Topic

Presenter

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8:00 – 8:30

Registration

 

 

8:30 – 8:40

Welcome Remarks

National Agricultural Marketing Council Mr. Bonani Nyhodo, FANRPAN Node Coordinator-South Africa


8:40 – 8:50

Welcome Remarks

CCARDESA  Dr. Baitsi Podisi, Programmes Manager



8:50 – 9:10

Opening Remarks – Supporting Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture through the SADC Regional Agricultural Policy (RAP)

SADC Secretariat Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Directorate   

 

THEMATIC PRESENTATIONS

9:10 – 9:30

Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture in Southern Africa

GIZ ACCRA/CCARDESA,Ms Sarah Beerhalter, Programme Manager GIZ ACCRA Programme  

9:30 – 9:50

Climate Smart Agriculture – from National Policy to Local Implementation in Malawi

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Malawi  Mr. John Mussa, Land resources management


 9:50 – 10:10 Opportunities to Climate Smart Input Subsidy Programmes in Southern Africa

VUNA programme Ms. Liesl Keam, Technical coordinator

 

10:10 – 10:30

Q & A session

 

 

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

 

 

11:00 – 11:20

“Closing the gap” between Research and Practical Application for Climate Smart Agriculture: Successful examples 

World Agroforestry Centre Dr. Christine Lamanna, Senior Scientist, CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

11:20 – 11:40

Moving from Conservation to Climate Smart Agriculture through Integrated Crop and Livestock Farming

University of Zambia Dr. Kalaluka Munyinda, Senior Lecturer, Departmentof Plant Science

 

11:40 – 12:00

How climate smart is Conservation Agriculture: Examples from Malawi on practices, technologies and constraints to adoption

Department of Agricultural Research Services, Malawi Dr. Amos Ngwira, Cropping systems agronomist

 


12:00 – 12:20

Climate Smart Practices: Conservation Agriculture in Southern Africa Example of successful project implementation and lessons learnt 

WWF Zambia Mr. Crispin Miyanda, Field Facilitator Conservation Agriculture

 

12:20 – 12:40      

Climate Smart Agriculture: Development of Smart Sprayer for Herbicides, 

Agricultural Research Council South Africa (ARC)  Dr. Tingmin Yu, Researcher


12:40 – 13:00                

Q&A session

 

 

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

 

 

14:00 – 14:20

Supporting the Adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture by Enhancing Research Uptake through Knowledge Translation

Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana, Dr. Olekae Tsompi Thakadu, Senior Research Scholar, Environmental Communication & Education Coordinator


14:20 – 14:40

Climate Smart Agriculture Scoping Study: Case Study Of South Africa

Fort Hare University  South Africa, Dr. Charles Mutengwa

 

14:40-  15:00

Innovation Driven Climate Change Adaptation

Department of Agriculture, Western Cape, South Africa Ms. Vanessa Barends, Agricultural Economist (Macro & Resource Economics Unit)


15:00 – 15:20

Q&A Session

 

 

15:20 – 15:40

Tea break

 

 

15:40 – 16:00

The Agricultural Research Council drives Vermiculture Technology: The Case of Kwa-Zulu Natal Province

Agricultural Research Council, South Africa Ms. Salome Modiselle, Agricultural Economist (Economic Analysis Unit) and Mr. Lulama Sombalo, Soil Scientist (Institute of Soil Climate and Water, Soil Division)

 

Support Measures for Climate Smart Agriculture – GreenAgri Portal

Department of Agriculture, Western Cape Ms. Learn Cloete-Beets, Senior Agricultural Economist (Macro & Resource Economics Unit)


16:00 – 16:30

Q&A session

 

 

16:30 – 17:00

Wrap up / Closure

 

 

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