AGRA Responds to Climate       Change!                                         Bashir Jama!                               ...
The problem: Low and declining smallholderproductivity!                                         2!
Vision, mission, goals!Vision!•  A food secure and prosperous Africa achieved through rapid   sustainable agricultural gro...
A unique green revolution for Africa!A value chain and breadbasket approach in support of:!!•  Better seed development sys...
A unique green revolution for Africa!A value chain and breadbasket approach in   support of:!!•    Better seed development...
Climate change affects African Agriculture!What we know (next 100 years):!!                                            Wha...

Farmersʼ needs to adapt to climate change!                 Informa3on	                                      Extension	   ...
Agra responds to climate change!New initiatives!!•    Water management function!•    Extension services!•    Climate chang...
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Learning Event 6, Session 1, From Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) 2011

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What role can the private sector play in climate smart smallholder agriculture in Africa? Presentation from Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) 2011. Presentation by Bashir Jama, on AGRA Responds to Climate Change

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Learning Event 6, Session 1, From Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) 2011

  1. 1. AGRA Responds to Climate Change! Bashir Jama! Director soil Health Program! AGRA! ! ! Opening Remarks!Learning Event 6: What role can the private sector play in climate smart smallholder agriculture in Africa?! Agriculture and Rural Development Day! Durban, South Africa! 3 December 2011! !
  2. 2. The problem: Low and declining smallholderproductivity! 2!
  3. 3. Vision, mission, goals!Vision!•  A food secure and prosperous Africa achieved through rapid sustainable agricultural growth based on smallholder farmers who produce staple food crops!Mission!•  To trigger a uniquely African green revolution that transforms agriculture into a highly productive, efficient, competitive and sustainable system to assure food security and lift millions out of poverty!Goals by 2020!•  Reduce food insecurity by 50% in at least 20 countries!•  Double incomes of 20 million smallholder families!•  Put at least 30 countries on track of attaining and sustaining a uniquely African Green Revolution !
  4. 4. A unique green revolution for Africa!A value chain and breadbasket approach in support of:!!•  Better seed development systems for improved access to seed technologies for smallholder farmers!•  Efficient, sustainable use of fertilizers and integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) and greater use efficiency of agricultural water!•  Improved market access for African staple food crops, reducing post-harvest losses, enhancing value adding processing, alternative markets!•  Enhanced capacities for evidence-based policies on seed, soil health, markets, land tenure, and climate change!•  Strengthened partnerships and linkages between donors, governments, commercial banks and insurers to increase agricultural finance!
  5. 5. A unique green revolution for Africa!A value chain and breadbasket approach in support of:!!•  Better seed development systems for improved access to seed technologies for smallholder farmers!•  Efficient, sustainable use of fertilizers and integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) and greater use efficiency of agricultural water!•  Improved market access for African staple food crops, reducing post-harvest losses, enhancing value adding processing, alternative markets!•  Enhanced capacities for evidence-based policies on seed, soil health, markets, land tenure, and climate change!•  Strengthened partnerships and linkages between donors, governments, commercial banks and insurers to increase agricultural finance!
  6. 6. Climate change affects African Agriculture!What we know (next 100 years):!! What we are uncertain about:! !•  Drier subtropics to warm more •  Will the Sahel get wetter or than moister tropics! remain dry?!•  Northern/southern Africa to become hotter and drier! •  Will the flow of the Nile increase/ !•  Wheat production (North Africa) decrease?! and Maize production (south) to •  By how much will the flow of be negatively affected! Zambezi and Limpopo•  Rainfall to increase for Eastern/ decrease?! horn of- and Central Africa! •  By how much will agricultural•  More occurrence and severity of vector-borne diseases! production fall?!•  Seal level rise –Nile Delta and West Africa!!
  7. 7. 
Farmersʼ needs to adapt to climate change! Informa3on   Extension   l  What  changes  are  coming   l  What  can  /  should  I  do  to   my  way?   adapt?   Enablers   Inputs   l  How  will  I  acquire  the   l  What  do  I  physically  need   things  I  need?     to  survive  and  thrive?  
  8. 8. Agra responds to climate change!New initiatives!!•  Water management function!•  Extension services!•  Climate change policy expertise!Enhanced initiatives!!•  Seeds: incorporate weather information into seed related initiatives for breeders, seed companies, agro-dealers, farmers!•  Soils: monitor climate data/forecasts and seek meteorological expertise to better incorporate climate change impacts!•  Markets: enhanced efforts to reduce post-harvest losses as pests and diseases threaten harvests; warehouse receipt systems!•  Policies: enhanced emphasis on land rights and recruitment of a climate change policy expert!•  Weather risk insurance: increased innovation to provide affordable weather risk insurance packages for farmers in the context of financing interventions!
  9. 9. Thank you!

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