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Report from the Breakout Session on Adapation to Climate Change

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Sonja Esche (GIZ) and Diana Mawoko (NEPAD / GIZ)

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Report from the Breakout Session on Adapation to Climate Change

  1. 1. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support ofWith the support of Report Back: Group 3 Climate Change Adaptation
  2. 2. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support of Introduction – Opinions and voices • Data: • outdated sources, reliability (where is the truth), • What are the assumptions that some models are based on? • Indigenous Knowledge: it should not just acknowledged but taken into consideration by science • Missing policy link: between science and the farmers/community • Coherence: Among all related initiatives at the country level
  3. 3. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support of Key Messages: Adaptation to Climate Change • Successful approaches: • Context specific applications of the different measures o Eg. Conservation agriculture, agroforestry, FMNR, etc. • Famer driven, not top-down, holistic approach, stakeholder involvement • Awareness of soils: o S.O.C awareness is low and soil erosion is high o Increase education, skilled extension services on soil health o Dissemination: documentation of successful, radio, field demos, ICT (cell phone), famer-to-farmer
  4. 4. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support of • The role of science: o Scientific sound-evidence that is shown is a simplistic way to practitioners o Complement indigenous knowledge o Diversify indicators • What are there needs for a knowledge platform of good practices: o sharing information, experiences, best practices and diversify knowledge sources o Networks: seed and food fairs eg.AFROCAT • Role of Climate finance: o Seed-money for start-ups, Difficult to access, favour international agencies
  5. 5. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support of • Successes to the related programs and initiatives (AFR100, CAADP, AAA, GGWI): o Related to soil, it is not clearly visible o Support soil erosion, policy guidelines and awareness o Soil should be clearly visible in existing initiatives • Contribution of 4 per 1000 Initiative: o Develop a unified framework under the African Soil Partnership o Awareness, outreach and technical assistance o Knowledge sharing and mobilize funds o Partnership facilitation o Influence policy
  6. 6. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support of Actions points • Scientists: oGenerate evidences of performance by means of indicators, cost effective, reliable oNew policies and practices with a cost/benefit analysis oBridge the gap between innovation and application • Policies: oIdentify and encourage existing land use policies, have local agreements that will stimulate policies, develop policies where gaps have been identified from the implementation
  7. 7. « 4 per 1000 » Africa Symposium Johannesburg, 24-26th October 2018 With the support of • Development projects: oNew projects to address soil more explicitly oClimate adaptation to be main-streamed oFocus on livestock (not only crops) oFocus on up-scaling and not island solutions oCreate and enabling environment • Civil society oFocus on advocacy and develop an advocacy strategy that will make sure that carbon sequestration and soil health is priority in policy oAwareness raising oMobilization

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