Tackling Climate Change in Agriculture: Approaches to Adaptation and Climate Smart Agriculture in the SADC Region, 10 – 14 October 2016, Cape Town, South Africa

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 ensure that technical staff for agricultural extension in southern Africa know concepts of climate change adaptation and climate smart agriculture for agriculture extension services and to ensure that they are capable to apply such concepts in their extension work. Participants were drawn from practitioners of agriculture extension in SADC member states. Following is the agenda of the training which includes links to the presentations.

Time Topic Presenter / Moderator
8h00 Registration
8h30 Welcome and opening

Catalina Berger,

Moderator

8h45 Official opening remarks: Regional Agricultural Policy (RAP) support to Climate Change Adaptation in the SADC Region

Dr. Baitsi Podisi,

Programme Manager, CCARDESA

9h05 Outline of the seminar

Catalina Berger

9h20 Presentation of participants

Catalina Berger

10h15 Coffee break
10h45 Presentation 1: Thematic introduction: Climate change, adaptation, mitigation

Catalina Berger

11h30 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

12h20 Q&A Session

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

12h45 Lunch break
13h45 Energizer Catalina Berger
14h00 Presentation 3: Agriculture: victim and culprit of CC and adaptation options, CSA

Dr. Luis Waldmueller

15h00 Q&A Session

Catalina Berger

15h15 Coffee break
15h45 Exposé: concept and steps of Climate Proofing Catalina Berger
16h15 Action learning: risk functions

Catalina Berger

16h45 Conclusions and take away messages of the day

Dr. Wiebke Foerch, GIZ/CCARDESA ACCRA Programme Advisor

17h00 Co-management committee

Trainer team

Day 2 : Tuesday, 11th October
Time Topic Presenter / Moderator
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 : Wednesday, 12 October
Time What Presenter / Moderator
8h00 Registration
8h30 Opening

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 Manager

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)
EXCURSION to the Langgewens Research Farm, Malmesbury, Western Cape to visit long-term trials on climate smart agricultural practices, followed by a Braai at the farm after the site visits. Arrival back at the hotel at around 19:30h.
Day 4 : Thursday, 13 October
Time Topic Presenter / Moderator
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 : Friday, 14 October
Time Topic Presenter / Moderator
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

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