Friday, October 26, 2007

Voices from the field: how climate changes agriculture in rural ACP countries

In the context of the European Development Days 2007, DG Development of the European Commission, CTA, UNITAR, Euforic, and IIED will organise a parallel event on the challenges of climate change for development with particular reference to the ACP countries. Session 1 will examine: “The challenges of climate change for agricultural policy and some adaptation strategies” highlighting adaptation strategies in Nigeria, Mali and Malawi. Session 2 will focus on “Increasing knowledge and sharing best practices” introducing approaches and tools to enhance information flows and access to the knowledge base.

Objectives of the workshop are to:
- Raise awareness on the potential impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector and rural communities;
- Exchange information and expertise sharing among policy-makers, researchers and practitioners;
- Provide updated information and a platform of discussion on the various experiences on the field through Information and Communication Technologies.

Target audiences are ACP-EU policy makers, civil society groups, researchers and development practitioners. An emphasis will be made on giving the voice to the experts in the field.

Input and comments will be included in the Briefings blog:

Wednesday 7th November 2007, 14h00 – 18h00
Faire Internacional de Lisboa
Rua do Bojador, Parque das Nações -Lisbon
Room 4 (French and English interpretation provided)