CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND                AFRICAN AGRICULTURE GRANTEE CONVENING                           24-25 Februar...
About Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)• The University: Sokoine University of Agriculture, Based in  Morogoro, was ...
Other projects/programs on climate change              adaptation at SUA• Climate change project under SUA-SWMRG on “Manag...
Objectives of the Rockefeller Foundation Grant   To enhance the capacity of researchers, farmers, and    other stakeholde...
Key Activities Related to the Grant•   Identify training needs of various stakeholders for knowledge    generation and dis...
Highlight on the Progress to date• The Project began on the 1st December 2010 instead of  June 2010 due to late release of...
Early Findings (optional)• Proceeding on the workshop on identification of training  needs of various stakeholders for kno...
Key Challenges• So far the Project has not experienced any challenge simply because  it has just started.                 ...
Lessons from the workshopFarmers lack:i. scientific understanding on climate change such as rainfall and     temperature;i...
Emerging Opportunities for CollaborationAreas that may need collaboration:i.   Training in specialized areas of climate ch...
Next stepsImmediate next steps are:i. To develop training manual that addresses the knowledge gaps that    were identified...
Effect of Drought on field crops                                   11
Effects of drought and floodingTo livestock                                         To Wildlife                           ...
Effect of flooding on infrastructure                                       13
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  1. 1. CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND AFRICAN AGRICULTURE GRANTEE CONVENING 24-25 February 2011 Project Name: Building Climate Change Adaptation Capacity in the Agricultural Sector in TanzaniaGrantee: Sokoine University of Agriculture Department of Agricultural Engineering and Land Planning P. O. Box 3003 Morogoro, TanzaniaPresenter: Dr. Baanda Salim 0
  2. 2. About Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)• The University: Sokoine University of Agriculture, Based in Morogoro, was established in 1984.• Vision: To become a center of excellence in agriculture and other related fields• Mission: To promote development through training, research, extension, provision of services to the public and private sector• Mandate: Teaching, research, consultancy, and advisory services• The Department of Agricultural Engineering and Land Planning• Based at SUA.• Responsible for offering training in the Agricultural and Bio-resources Engineering discipline and related fields.• Rockefeller Project Team: Prof. A. K. P. R. Tarimo, Prof. H. F. Mahoo, Prof B.P. Mbilinyi, Dr. B.A. Salim, Dr. F. C. Kahimba 1
  3. 3. Other projects/programs on climate change adaptation at SUA• Climate change project under SUA-SWMRG on “Managing Risk Reducing Vulnerability and Enhancing Agricultural Adaptability to Climate Change”. A project funded by IDRC/DFID• Agricultural Water Management (AWM) Landscape analysis Project: Assessing the feasibility and potential impacts of smallholder agricultural water management interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. IWMI/SEI/FAO/IDE Project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation• Water Harvesting Technologies Revisited: Potentials for Innovations, Improvements and Upscaling in Sub-Saharan Africa (WHaTeR Project funded by EU FP7-Africa )• Programme on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation (CCIAM): Develop and sustain adequacy in national capacity to participate in climate change initiatives and address the effects and challenges of climate change with particular emphasis to the REDD initiatives. Programme funded by Norwegian Government 2
  4. 4. Objectives of the Rockefeller Foundation Grant To enhance the capacity of researchers, farmers, and other stakeholders to generate knowledge on climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector To enhance the capacity of key stakeholders to disseminate knowledge and strategies on climate change adaptation in agriculture Upgrade infrastructure in order to assist higher learning institutions in addressing climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector 3
  5. 5. Key Activities Related to the Grant• Identify training needs of various stakeholders for knowledge generation and dissemination on climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector• Develop training materials• Conduct short courses on specialized climate related issues• integrate climate change issues into institutions curricula• Train Graduate students on climate change adaptation• Implement Farmers Field Schools (FFS).• Develop extension/outreach materials• Update GIS Laboratory; internet service; and existing TMA weather station at SUA main campus• Acquire hardware and software for training 4
  6. 6. Highlight on the Progress to date• The Project began on the 1st December 2010 instead of June 2010 due to late release of funds• Two MSc students have been engaged and are finalizing proposals development.• FFS site for training farmers on Climate change adaptation acquired• Updating the GIS Laboratory is in progress• Upgrading of the TMA weather station at SUA is in progress• Workshop on identification of training needs of various stakeholders for knowledge generation on climate change adaptation 5
  7. 7. Early Findings (optional)• Proceeding on the workshop on identification of training needs of various stakeholders for knowledge generation on climate change adaptation is in progress 6
  8. 8. Key Challenges• So far the Project has not experienced any challenge simply because it has just started. 7
  9. 9. Lessons from the workshopFarmers lack:i. scientific understanding on climate change such as rainfall and temperature;ii. Understanding of the relationship between climate change and natural resources (e.g. trees and water sources); andiii. Knowledge on importance of weather forecasts.Researchers lack:i. Understanding of science on climate change and its causes; andii. Understanding of concept on climate change adaptation in agriculture.Policy makers have low/minimal:i. Knowledge of climate change and its causes;ii. Knowledge on rainfall patterns and trends/seasonal forecast; andiii. Knowledge on coping strategies on climate change adaptation 8
  10. 10. Emerging Opportunities for CollaborationAreas that may need collaboration:i. Training in specialized areas of climate change, e.g. statistical analysis of data and modelling;ii. Knowledge dissemination; andiii. Mainstreaming of climate change in curricula. 9
  11. 11. Next stepsImmediate next steps are:i. To develop training manual that addresses the knowledge gaps that were identified in the workshop on training needs assessment on knowledge generation; andii. Conduct the training at different levels e.g. farmers, extension officers, NGO’s, researchers, and decision makers. 10
  12. 12. Effect of Drought on field crops 11
  13. 13. Effects of drought and floodingTo livestock To Wildlife 12
  14. 14. Effect of flooding on infrastructure 13

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