World Water Week 2021

World Water Week 2021

Building Climate Resilience through Rainfed Agriculture in the African context


23 - 27 August, 07:00 - 20:00 CET (daily)
SESSION

Building Climate Resilience through Rainfed Agriculture in the African context

Regenerating the rural economies of Africa is a complex process that will take time. However, it will only be effective if water is available. Given that 95 per cent of cultivable land and agricultural activity is rainfed in Africa, approaches should target green water and enhanced rainfed agriculture.

Improving rain-fed agriculture involves a multisectoral approach (water, agriculture, environment, resilience, financiers, access to markets, etc) at continental, regional and national levels. This session looks at how enhanced rainfed agriculture can better support livelihoods and enhance food security in the African context.

The one-hour interactive session features case-studies from River Basin Organizations (RBOs) on their approach to rolling out livelihoods support programmes. We also get the perspective of an innovative financer in the context of investments in catchment management and supporting livelihoods.

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Programme

  • Welcome
    Prof Bancy Mati, WARREC and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Introduction and setting the scene
    Charles Reeve, CRIDF
  • The Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) Livelihoods Support Programme
    Evans Kaseke, ZAMCOM
  • Transforming Investments in African Rainfed Agriculture (TIARA) initiative
    Lydie Menouer, SIWI and Malesu Maimbo, CIFOR-ICRAF
  • Lessons from Multinational - Programme for integrated development and adaptation to climate change in the Niger Basin (PIDACC)
    Pascal NAKOHOUN loko, Niger Basin Authority
  • Panel discussion
    Moderator: Prof Bancy Mati, WARREC and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
    Evans Kaseke, ZAMCOM
    Pascal Nahohoun loko, Niger Basin Authority
    Reinhold Kambuli, OKACOM
    Malesu Maimbo, CIFOR-ICRAF
    Lydie Menouer, SIWI
    Sekgowa Motsumi, The Nature Conservancy
  • Summary
  • End of session
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