KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT FOR
CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE
16 and 17 September 2013 – Kenya National Adap...
o Enhance meteorological service capacity to downscale
weather and climate information for agriculture
o Build capacity to...
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Kenya held its first ever National Adaptation Planning meeting for the Agriculture sector on the 16 and 17 September.

The meeting aimed at building consensus on the priority actions for agriculture proposed in the 2013 – 2017 National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP). These activities would then be fast-tracked for piloting.

The meeting was jointly organized by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (MEWNR); Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF), and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) East Africa Program.

This is a summary of discussions by the thematic working group on Knowledge and Capacity Development for Climate Smart Agriculture.

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Knowledge and Capacity Development for Climate Smart Agriculture

  1. 1. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT FOR CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE 16 and 17 September 2013 – Kenya National Adaptation Planning Meeting for the Agriculture Sector 1.0 Introduction The National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) acknowledges the important role of efficient and effective knowledge management and capacity development in reducing the vulnerability to climate change. This would enable the country achieve its food security and developmental goals. There is need for decisions and investments made at the national and county level to be based on the best information available. The Climate Change Resource Centre and the knowledge management system currently under development will facilitate sharing of information across government, private sector, PBOs, academic and research institutions and individuals. The coordination of various knowledge management and capacity development platforms needs to be strengthened. The existing capacity gaps calls for capacity development support to all actors at national and county levels. To achieve food security and sustainable development, it is important to embrace technologies and practices that increase agricultural productivity, increase resilience and mitigation to climate change. At the same time, there is need to establish a policy and legal framework for sharing of information. The overall goal of this TWG is to support, equip and develop capacity of actors and to develop a knowledge management system for climate smart agriculture. Participatory stakeholder engagement is critical in implementing these priority actions. 2.0 Priority Actions 2.1 To develop and strengthen capacity to support CSA technologies and practices in sustainable land and water management, agro-forestry, livestock and fisheries. 2.1.1 To undertake a capacity gap analysis in the climate smart technologies and practices. • To establish the existing capacity on CSA technologies and practices at the national and county levels 2.1.2 To develop training materials to support the capacity development gaps identified. • To facilitate participatory stakeholder engagement workshops to develop and test training materials 2.1.3 To strengthen institutional and community capacity and partnerships to deliver climate services and products. • To retrain and re-orient the rural agricultural advisory services in selected counties to deliver on CSA technologies and practices
  2. 2. o Enhance meteorological service capacity to downscale weather and climate information for agriculture o Build capacity to collect and use agro-meteorological data to inform decision making by end-users o Package climate information into user friendly formats and disseminate to end users o Engage public-private partnerships in developing kits (KEPSA – insurance industry o Support CSAgricultural demonstration centres in the counties o Coordination and integration of the various climate change units o Set up national and county platforms for innovation funds for CSA 2.2 To generate and disseminate knowledge and information to support CSA in sustainable land and water management, agro-forestry, livestock and fisheries. 2.2.1 To disseminate information on CSA technologies and practices. • To develop a communication strategy • To coordinate and promote a network of CSA communities to facilitate information and knowledge sharing and exchange • To use of innovative modes of information dissemination employing ICT, print media, churches, mosques, IK, drama, song, dance. 2.2.2 To develop, re-package and disseminate knowledge products and services to promote CSA technologies and practices. • To downscale weather and climate information • To strengthen collection and utilization of agro-meteorological data to inform CSA • To re-package climate information into user friendly formats • To promote private-public partnerships in developing climate products and services. • To use these products to support and equip the Climate Change Resource Centre

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