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The CCAFS Launch Conference: Building food security in the face of climate change
World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), Nairobi
4 May 2010



FANRPAN participated at the Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Launch Conference in Nairobi Kenya 4 May 2010. The conference had the theme “Building food security in the face of climate change. FANRPAN’s CEO and Head of Mission, Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda made a presentation on “Articulating Africa-wide policy issues for adaptation and mitigation”

Climate change represents an immediate and unprecedented threat to the food security of hundreds of millions of people who depend on small-scale agriculture and natural resource management for their livelihoods. At the same time, agriculture also contributes to climate change, by intensifying greenhouse gas emissions and altering the land surface.

To facilitate new research on the interactions between climate change, agriculture, natural resource management and food security, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) have initiated a Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). CCAFS will create unique possibilities in the search for solutions to climate change and food security problems.

A Launch Conference is planned to engage with the research and development community on the R&D challenges to be tackled in relation to the linkages between climate change, agriculture, natural resource management and food security.

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