Posted by: africanpressorganization | 23 October 2012

MEDIA ALERT: CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA / Journalists are Invited to Cover the High Level Science Policy Session, live via webcast on Tursday 25th October 2012


MEDIA ALERT: CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA / Journalists are Invited to Cover the High Level Science Policy Session, live via webcast on Tursday 25th October 2012

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso,  October 23, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ The CGIAR research program on Climate change, Agriculture and Food security (CCAFS) Program in West Africa (http://www.ccafs.cgiar.org) is inviting you to a High level Science – Policy Session to discuss needed changes in Agriculture with Ministries, Farmers organizations, Scientists and NGOS.

WHEN?: Thursday, 25 October 2012 from 15:00 GMT to 17:00 GMT (Time Converter: http://bit.ly/ViNY5g)

SPEAKERS:

    Delegates from CILSS, WASCAL Competence Center, ROPPA, CORAF/WECARD, INSAH, Commissioner ECOWAS Agriculture/Environment Departments.

    Delegates from the Burkina Faso Ministry of Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Minister of Livestock, Minister of Environment, CONEDD, Permanent Secretary SP-CPSA, Director INERA, Executive Secretary CNSA.

REGISTER: http://www.apo-opa.org/en/application?vc=CGIAR

Technical contact

African Press Organization, +41 22 534 96 97, sec.sg@apo-opa.org

Media contact

Minielle TALL, +223 60 95 82 33 and +226 61 37 90 20, m.tall@cgiar.org

About CCAFS: In 2011, the CGIAR and the ESSP launched the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) program (http://www.ccafs.cgiar.org), a 10 years strategic partnership with the over arching objectives a) to identify and develop pro-poor adaptation and mitigation practices, technologies and policy for food systems, and b) to provide tools and approaches that will ensure cost-effective investments, the inclusion of agriculture in climate change policies and the inclusion of climate issues in agricultural policies, from the sub-national to global levels.

Logo: http://www.photos.apo-opa.com/plog-content/images/apo/logos/ccafs.jpg

The program is carried out through an adaptive “placed-based” research structured around four Themes (Adaptation to progressive climate change, Adaptation through risk management, Pro-poor mitigation and Integration for Decision Making). CCAFS program is initially focusing on three regions – East Africa, West Africa and the IndoGangetic Plains – to carry out its research. In West Africa, CCAFS is presently operating in 5 pilot countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Senegal.

For more information on CCAFS work in West Africa, please write to infoccafswa@cgiar.org. For general information on CCAFS overall activities, please visit http://www.ccafs.cgiar.org.

SOURCE

Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)


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