Improving Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture Innovations in Africa

Improving Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture Innovations in Africa

On 17th January the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Improving Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture Innovations in Africa’.

Aimed at senior representatives from ministries of agriculture, heads of key agri-related public institutions, UN agencies, agricultural firms, NGOs, farm associations, agriculture research and development institutes, investors, donors and the private sector.

David Del Conte, Deputy Head of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Noelle O'Brien, Team Leader of the Finance Innovation for Climate Change Fund (FICCF) and Engida Mandefro, Deputy Secretary General for Disaster Risk Management for Red Cross Ethiopia offered first-hand insight into:

  • Climate-smart innovations to improve productivity for rural communities
  • The importance of finance in scaling up Climate-smart innovation 
  • Using social networks as an innovative platform for the livelihood of farmers
  • Upscaling agriculture platforms as a way to help climate resilience and small-hood farming 
  • Breaking socio-economic barriers and forming relationships amongst a multitude of stakeholders

The webinar gathered over 600 participants from 82 countries and 523 companies.

 

Hear first-hand from Engida Mandefro, Deputy Secretary General for Disaster Risk Management for Red Cross Ethiopia at the Climate Smart Agriculture Summit in Kenya this May.

The Climate Smart Agriculture Summit 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. 

AIDF provides bespoke client offerings and if you would like to get involved and achieve something similar, please contact us at marketing@aidforum.org to discuss your requirements and goals.

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