Programme

Regional Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Policy Dialogue


Creating an Enabling Environment for Scaling up CSA: The Road to Paris

26-28 August 2015 Lusaka, Zambia
Day 1 (26 Aug 2015)
Time Description
8:00 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 10:00 Opening High Level Panel
Presenter/Facilitator
Session Facilitator: Mr. Joseph Mbinji, FANRPAN Zambia Node Coordinator
Rapporteur: Mr. Bonani Nyhodo, FANRPAN South Africa Node Coordinator
Welcome: Hon. Argent Chuula, FANRPAN Board Chairman
FANRPAN CSA Journey: Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Chief Executive Officer (FANRPAN)
Message of Support: H.E. Sindiso Ngwenya, Secretary General—Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Opening Remarks: Hon. Given Lubinda (MP) - Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Zambia
10:00 - 10:30 Tea Break and Group Photo Session
10:30 - 12:30 Session 1: Climate Smart Agriculture: From Policy to Practice

Policy Dialogue Overview: Dr Tshilidzi Madzivhandila, FANRPAN Director Policy Research & Analysis
Presenter/Facilitator
Session Facilitator: Dr. Isaiah Mharapara, FANRPAN Zimbabwe Node Coordinator
Rapporteur: Mr. Tamani Nkhono Mvula, FANRPAN Malawi Node Coordinator
Keynote presentation: Evidence from CSA studies: Prof. Nnyaladazi Batisani, Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI)
Facilitated Panel Discussion: Prof. David Osiru- CSA Consultant (Uganda)

Prof. Absalom Manyatsi - University of Swaziland
Moderated questions and answers session
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Session 2: Innovations and Technology Transfer for Climate Smart Agriculture
Presenter/Facilitator
Session Facilitator: Mr. Charles Mushizi, FANRPAN DRC Node Coordinator
Rapporteur: Ms. Ruthie Mutyaba, FANRPAN Uganda Node
Keynote presentation: Climate Smart Agriculture On Farm Best Practices: Dr. Patricia Masikati, Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP)
Facilitated Panel Discussion: Dr. Mkhululi Ncube - Financial and Fiscal Commission, South Africa (FFC)

Mr. Mainza Mogoya- Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF)

Mr. Misael Kokwe – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Dr. Simon Lugandu - African Conservation Tillage (ACT)

Ms. Mary Ndjovu—Farmer from Lundazi District, Eastern Province - Zambia
Moderated questions and answers session
15:30 - 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 - 17:30 Session 3: Strengthening the Capacity for Climate Smart Agriculture Research and Training
Presenter/Facilitator
Session Facilitator: Mr. Emmanuel Ndlangamandla, FANRPAN Swaziland Node Coordinator
Rapporteur: Mr. Mphile Sihlongonyane, FANRPAN Swaziland Node
Keynote presentation: Climate Smart Agriculture in Research and Training: Mr. Nkulumo Zinyengere- University of Cape Town Climate System Analysis Group (UCT-CSAG), South Africa
Facilitated Panel Discussion: Mr. Njongenhle Nyoni - University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Mr. Shane Hardowar- University of Mauritius

Ms. Ruthie Mutyaba- Makerere University, Uganda

Mr. Tamani Nkhono Mvula- Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET), Malawi
Moderated questions and answers session
19:00 - 20:30 Cocktail & Networking Reception
Day 2 (27 Aug 2015)
Time Description
8:30 - 10:30 Session 4(a): Enhancing the uptake of CSA through Domestic Climate Financing
Presenter/Facilitator
Session Facilitator: Mr. Joseph Mbinji, FANRPAN Zambia Node Coordinator
Rapporteur: Mr. Masiye Nawiko, FANRPAN Zambia Node
Keynote presentation: Status of Climate Financing in Africa: Mr. Morgan Katati- Zambia institute of Environmental Management (ZIEM)
Facilitated Panel Discussion: Mr. Misael Kokwe - – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Mr. Sonnyboy Shongwe – Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Moderated questions and answers session
10:30 - 11:00 Tea Break and Group Photo Session
11:00 - 12:30 Session 4(b): Enhancing the uptake of CSA through Domestic Climate Financing - Experiences from the region
Presenter/Facilitator
Session Facilitator: Mr. Talentus Mthunzi—Natural Resources & Environment Thematic Thrust Programme Assistant, FANRPAN
Rapporteur: Mr. Masiye Nawiko, FANRPAN Zambia Node
Facilitated Panel Discussion: Dr. Mao Amis- African Centre for a Green Economy (Africege)

Dr. Mathew Muma- Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)

Mr. Ian Shangvi- Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)

Ms. Ruthie Mutyaba- Makerere University, Uganda
Moderated questions and answers session
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00 Session 5: Communicating CSA Science to Policy Makers and Farmers
Presenter/Facilitator
Session Facilitator: Mr. Lufingo Mwamakamba—Communications Manager, FANRPAN
Rapporteur: Dr. Isaiah Mharapara—FANRPAN Zimbabwe Node Coordinator
Show of TPA video
Facilitated Panel Discussion: Ms. Maureen Agena– FANRPAN Youth Champion

Ms. Mildred Barasa- African Network for Environmental Journalists – UNEP

Mr. Zenzo Nyathi– Ingxoxo Arts—FANRPAN Theatre Trainer

Ms. Beatrice Makwenda- National Association of Smallholder Farmers (NASFAM), Malawi

Mr. Elemani Mumba—Farmer from Chilanga District, Lusaka Province—Zambia
Moderated questions and answers session
15:30 - 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 - 17:30 HIGH LEVEL CLOSING SESSION: Africa’s Unified Position – The Road to Paris
Presenter/Facilitator
Session Facilitator: Mr. Joseph Mbinji, FANRPAN Zambia Node Coordinator
Rapporteur: Mr. Bonani Nyhodo, FANRPAN South Africa Node Coordinator
Closing Panel: Key Messages for UNFCCC COP21 on UNSDG:
  • Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  • Mrs Sithembile Ndema Mwamakamba—Natural Resources & Environment Thematic Thrust Programme Manager, FANRPAN
Presentation of Conference Recommendations: Mr. Emmanuel Ndlangamandla - Coordinating Assembly of Non- Governmental Organizations CANGO
Closing Remarks: Hon. Argent Chuula- FANRPAN Board Chair

Mr Julius Shawa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock/Environment, Zambia)
Day 3 (28 Aug 2015)
Time Description
8:30 - 10:30 Session 6: Session Facilitator: Ms. Beatrice Makwenda—National Association of Smallholder Farmers (NASFAM), Malawi
Presenter/Facilitator
Facilitated Panel Discussion: Mr. Limbikani Matumba—Department of Agricultural Research Services (DARS), Malawi:
  • Stemming Aflatoxin pre- and post-harvest waste in the groundnut value chain (GnVC) in Malawi and Zambia to improve food and nutrition security in the smallholder farming families

Mr. Sam Njoroge - International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT):

  • Groundnut Value Chain and Aflatoxin issues

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA):

  • Post-harvest Loss Management
Question and answer session
10:30 - 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 7: Session Facilitator: Dr. Bellah Mpofu, FANRPAN

Portfolio of projects on PHLM:
  • Climate risks to crop production and post-harvest handling (synthesis report) – Prof. Absalom Manyatsi - University of Swaziland
  • FAO National Policy Briefs
  • Current policies, gaps
Presenter/Facilitator
Facilitated Panel Discussion: Dr. Randrianarivelo Roger- Ministry of Agriculture: Madagascar

Dr. Phineas K. Chauke- University of Venda, South Africa

Dr. Jackqeline Mutambara- University of Zimbabwe

Mr. Tamani Nkhono Mvula—Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET), Malawi
Question and answer session