Tackling Climate Change in Agriculture: Approaches to Adaptation and Climate Smart Agriculture in the SADC Region, 25 – 29 September 2017 Cresta Lodge Harare, Zimbabwe

CCARDESA organised a training in October 2016 in Cape town. (Read The Blog, Read The proceedings report). This training was based on the CCARDESA Training Package which is being rolled out in the SADC region. The objectives of the training were to train participants on the Climate Proofing (CP) approach with a focus on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), enable them to apply these concepts in their individual working contexts, get to know concepts of climate change adaptation and climate smart agriculture for agricultural extension services, enable the participants to apply such concepts in their extension work and use feedback and lessons to further improve the training for future application in the region. Following is the agenda of the training.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  • Welcome and Opening
  • Presentation of participants
  • Outline of the seminar
  • Agenda
  • Presentation : Introduction to CSA: technologies, practices and strategies
  • Module A: Presentation of results
  • Action learning: dimensions of adaptation options
  • Recap of excursion
  • Presentation : Conservation agriculture and Agricultural policies in Zimbabwe
  • Preparing final presentation
  • Group results’ presentation
  • Presentation: Thematic introduction: Climate change, adaptation, mitigation
  • Presentation : CC projections and impacts in SADC
  • Case study, Module A: Evaluating present and future vulnerabilities- part 1 current situation
  • Action learning: risk functions
  • Case study, Module A: Evaluating present and future vulnerabilities- part 2 future situation
  • Case study, Module B: Identifying adaptation options
  • Preparation of excursion
  • Case study, Module C: Selecting adaptation measures
  • Feedback on CP approach
Lunch break
  • Presentation : Agriculture: victim and culprit of CC and adaptation options, CSA
  • Presentation: PICSA – Participartory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture
  • Excursion to Ngwerume family, Mawanga Ward, Domboshawa, Goromonzi District
  • Presentation: Prioritizing CSA practices with data

  • Youth and CSA Presentation: CCARDESA‘s Information, Communication and Knowledge Management System
  • Evaluation of training
  • Certificates
  • Closure
  • Exposé: concept and steps of Climate Proofing
  • Presentation of case studies, composition of working groups
  • Presentation : Water management and soil conservation



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