This session will bring together technical experts, economists, and policy specialists to bring forth solutions to the threat posed by climate change to Africa’s food security.
Climate change is already stalling progress towards food security in Africa. Given the huge role of the agricultural sector in the African economy, the millions of smallholder farmers whose livelihoods depend on it, and the growing challenges of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in rural and urban settings, adaptation of agriculture in Africa is critical to building resilience. This session will bring together technical experts, economists, and policy specialists to bring forth solutions to the threat to Africa’s food and nutrition from climate change.
Chair: Prof. Anthony Nyong, GCA Senior Regional Director, Africa
Framing Speaker: Ademola Braimoh, Coordinator, Climate Smart Agriculture, World Bank (author of chapter on Agriculture and Food Security in State and Trends in Adaptation Report 2021: Africa)
Dr. Tilahun Amede Head, Resilience, Climate & Soil Fertility, AGRA
Dr. Suzanne Carter, Lead Partnerships, Adaptation Research Alliance, Cape Town, South Africa
Mr. Mahama Suleman Elisha, Global Farms and Trading Company Limited
Dr. Sonja Vermeulen, Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, CGIAR
Dr. Caroline Mwongera, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT