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Food Security and Climate Change Training on 18th – 22nd June, 2018

18 June - 22 June

INTRODUCTION


Food insecurity and climate change are the two major global challenges humanity is facing, and climate change is increasingly being perceived as one of the greatest challenges for food security. This is because reduces the productivity of the majority of existing food systems and harms the livelihoods of those already vulnerable to food insecurity. Conversely, agricultural activities including indirect effects through deforestation and other forms of land conversion account for about one-third of total global warming potential from GHG emissions today. This training is thus intended to equip participants with strategies to realize food security, reduce climate change effects in agriculture, as well as reduce the contribution of the agriculture sector to climate change presently and in the future.

DURATION


5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?


This course is intended for various actors in Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Agriculture.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


  • At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:
  • Integrate food security and climate change concerns.
  • Increase resilience of food systems to climate change.
  • Develop low emissions agricultural strategies that do not compromise food security.
  • Collect information, share knowledge and refocus research to a more set of complex set of objectives in the context of vulnerability analysis in climate change and food security in future.
  • Facilitate participation of stakeholders in decision making and implementation.

Module 1: Defining Terms and Conceptualizing Relationships

Food Systems and Security

  • Food Security
  • Food System
  • Food Chain

Climate and Climate Change

  • Climate and its measurement
  • Climate system
  • Climate variability and climate change
  • Effects of global warming on the climate system
  • Acclimatization, adaptation and Mitigation

Climate Change and Food Security

  • Agriculture, climate and food security
  • Food Security and climate change ; conceptual framework
  • Vulnerability to climate change
  • Livelihood vulnerability

Module 2: Climate change impacts on food security

  • Main climate changes of importance for the agriculture sectors
  • Impacts on agro-ecosystems
  • Economic and social consequences
  • Vulnerabilities determine the importance of the net impact on food security and nutrition
  • Impacts on food security and nutrition

Module 3: Ensuring food security and good nutrition in the context of climate change

  • Increase resilience of livelihoods
  • Build resilience of agricultural systems
  • Managing genetic resources
  • Investing in resilient agricultural development
  • Investing in systems to assess risks, vulnerabilities and adaptation options
  • Enabling adaptation through policies and institutions

Module 4: Protecting food security through adaptation to climate change

Living with uncertainty and managing new risks

  • Improving the quality of information and its use
  • Promoting insurance schemes for climate change risk
  • Developing national risk management policies

Strengthening resilience and managing change

  • Adjusting consumption and responding to new health risks
  • Intensifying food and agricultural production
  • Creating an eco-friendly energy economy
  • Adapting agriculture-based livelihood strategies

Module 5: Protecting food security through mitigation of climate change

  • Reducing emissions
  • Reducing agricultural and forestry emissions of carbon dioxide
  • Reducing agricultural emissions of methane and nitrous oxide
  • Sequestering carbon
  • Reforestation and afforestation
  • Rehabilitating degraded grasslands
  • Rehabilitating cultivated soils
  • Promoting conservation agriculture

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.

Register Online to participate in this training.

For further inquiries, please contact us on details below:

Tel: +254 (0) 739167709.

Email:

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Organiser

Versed Professional Services
Phone:
+254 (0) 739167709.
Email:
training@versedpro.com
Website:
https://versedpro.com/index.php/

Other

Country
Kenya
Region
Africa, East and Horn of
Language
English