Key Messages and Recommendations
From the 26 – 28 of August 2015, the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) convened a multi-stakeholder regional policy dialogue focused on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) under the theme “Creating an Enabling Environment for Scaling up Climate Smart Agriculture: The Road to Paris” in Lusaka, Zambia.
Days one and two of the regional policy dialogue were dedicated to lesson sharing and discussions on how to scale up CSA whilst day three focused on the Management of Climate-Related Risks to Crop Production and Post-Harvest Losses and reduction of Aflatoxin in the Groundnut Value Chain (GnVC).
The 2015 CSA regional policy dialogue was held three months before the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris, France in December 2015. Against this backdrop, the 2015 CSA regional policy dialogue brought together African CSA stakeholders to concretise a unified African position on agriculture ahead of COP 21. More so because agriculture and land use will be of critical importance in the negotiations at COP 21 to ensure food and nutrition security and economic growth of the African continent.