16 May 2017. Bonn. UN Climate Change Conference. A side event on the Adaptation of African Agriculture (AAA) Initiative presented past and intended steps for a better operationalizing of adaptation measures, with the strong and necessary involvement of African countries.
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Launched in April 2016, the Initiative for the Adaptation of African Agriculture (AAA) aims to reduce the vulnerability of African agriculture to climate change, in the context of food security. It promotes the implementation of concrete projects in the field of soil, agricultural water and climate risk management, including capacity building & funding support, as highlighted by circumstances and NDCs of African countries.
Milestones were successfully reached by the AAA Initiative, since there, particularly the commitment of many African countries, various international development agencies, funders, and NGOs, and finally yet importantly, the visibility given by UNFCCC to the Initiative during the COP22 organized in Morocco.
9 May 2017. Bonn. UN Climate Change Conference.
Consequences of the Paris agreement on agriculture and the fisheries sector
- See video (only audio starting @7:40) of WFP: Climate action to address loss and damage of vulnerable populations and build resilience.
- Including Lucy Ng’ang’a (picture) Agriculture and Climate Change Expert in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Kenya.@31:50
This event explored the scope for private-sector finance to support mitigation and adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa, present successful examples of private investment, and discuss how market-based mechanisms and domestic and international climate finance could further stimulate such investment.
This study is expected to be available end of the year (TBC).
Speakers: Presenters and panelists included researchers, negotiators, and representatives from business and international finance institutions, mainly from Sub-Saharan Africa.