Southern African countries are slowly embracing the idea of a climate smart agriculture. The impact of drought in the region has also necessitated government response to adopt climate smart agriculture as policy. However, the financial impact of it has often been ignored or unknown.
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis network and the Global Alliance of Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) and the African Union Development Agency’s (AUDA-NEPAD) will be hosting a regional workshop on “Promoting Climate Finance for Agriculture in East & Southern Africa.
The general objective of the workshop is to contribute to the increase of finance support on climate action for agriculture, particularly smallholder agriculture in East and Southern Africa.
The following outputs are expected from the workshop:
• Synthesis regional report-based on the various country case studies on climate finance;
• List of gaps and bottle necks on climate finance in the region and climate mechanisms to address them;
• Priority actions for promoting climate finance for agriculture, with special reference to smallholder farmers;
• Cross country experience capitalization on approaches to promote climate finance for agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa facilitated.
The workshop will be held from 18-20 February 2020, Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Johannesburg in South Africa, 08h00 -16h00
Issued by FANRPAN
Contact person: Sithembile Mwamakamba
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