Conference on climate change, agricultural risk management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Two-day conference on November 4 and 5 to see 200 experts from different fields

By Priyanka Singh
Published: Wednesday 29 October 2014

Photo: FAO

With an aim to understand climate change and implications of agricultural risk management in Sub-Saharan Africa, a two-day conference will be organised by the Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARMD) in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Organised between November 4 and 5, the meeting will bring together more than 200 participants from the public and private sectors, academia, farmer organizations, and development organisations.

From climate change trends and risks, extreme weather events to subsequent impacts on agricultural production systems, the experts will discuss a range of topics. Apart from these, solution-oriented sessions will be devoted to implications of climate change on pest and disease outbreaks, climate change and market risks, climate change and enabling environment risks, and agricultural risk management for building resilience to climate change.

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The experts will discuss the strengths and limitations of different tools and strategies to manage adverse weather events, with an emphasis on mitigation solutions.

Several presentations on links between climate change and increasing vulnerability of agricultural production and marketing system in Sub-Saharan Africa will be shown to emphasise on the key issues.

The conference is free to attend. Those interested can register on


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