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Equipping farmers to deal with climate change impact – Vuna at COP22

Nov 15, 2016

By:Christopher Muller
Communications Manager, Vuna Africa

Join the discussion at COP22 in Marrakech, by visiting the Austral Room from 18h30-20h00 on 16 November. Or, view our LiveFeed at the timeslot 18h30-20h00 (local Moroccon time) on YouTube and join in the discussion on Twitter.

An important element of strengthening the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change, is building the resilience of smallholder farmers to improve and sustain their livelihoods in the face of increasingly unpredictable and negative impacts of climate change. At COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, Vuna facilitates a panel discussion of African governments during a Side Event on 16 November looking at how East and Southern Africa are equipping farmers to become more climate resilient.

The Side Event, hosted by the Government of Zimbabwe and SACAU (the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions), engages the governments of Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe to demonstrate what their countries are doing to support the climate resilience of farmers. The session aims to underline the high reliance of Economies in Africa on Agriculture with examples from the partner countries, share some of the obstacles farmers face, discuss the initiatives to enhance climate resilience and look at the barriers to adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA).

The event aims to deepen understanding of how to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in the face of negative climate change.

Download the COP22 Side Event Concept Note here.