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BIDPA - FANRPAN Climate Smart Agriculture Workshop
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The Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) in conjunction withthe Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) held a workshop on 9th July 2014, to share with stakeholders a draft Climate Smart Agriculture

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  14th July 2014

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The Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) in conjunction withthe Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) held a workshop on 9th July 2014, to share with stakeholders a draft Climate Smart Agriculture Study Report. A locally based consultant, Dr. Nnyaladzi Batisani, was engaged to conduct baseline studies on what is on the ground in Botswana in respect to relevant policies, the level of knowledge, practice and impact of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA). This was meant to inform all players on the current situation and thereby assist in crafting what needs to be done in-order to achieve the desired objectives as stated above. TheClimate Smart Agricultural (CSA) practices program proposes the transformation of agricultural policies and agricultural systems to increase food productivity and enhance food security while preserving the environment and ensuring resilience to a changing climate. FANRPAN, supported by ACBF and in collaboration with FAO and local partners that include Botswana FANRPAN node, seeks to rollout the CSA program in Botswana alongside the other 16 SADC countries that it is also facilitating.
 
When launching the workshop, the Botswana Agriculture Hub Coordinator Mr Edmont Moabi indicated that agriculture contributes significantly to climate change and therefore needs to be part of the solution when it comes to mitigation strategies. He stressed that we need to be part of the global discussion agenda on agriculture and climate change, and part of the solution is creation of the CSA programs to mitigate the effects of climate change. CSA is a pathway towards development and food security built on three pillars being: increasing productivity and income; enhancing the resilience of livelihoods and ecosystems; and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By failing to safeguard our natural resource base, farmers continue to experience diminishing production and hence diminishing returns on their investments. Adapting to climate change and variability is all about knowledge, innovation and responsive action.
 
FANRPAN and its partners were commended for their pursuit of development and implementation of better food, agriculture and natural resources policies in Southern Africa in particular, and  Africa in general. FANRPAN, in partnership with FAO and BIDPA, has engaged in a number of research projects to generate valuable and timely evidence on the issue climate change and household vulnerabilities in our country.

 


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