The 1st Africa Food Security & Adaptation Conference 2013 was held in Nairbi (20-21 august) on the theme "Harnessing Ecosystem based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to Climate Change In Africa.The discussions concerned the following :
- Experience shared on ecpsystem based approches for security and climate change adaptation
- Lessons learnt in using ecosystem based adaptation approaches
- Mainstreaming ecosystem based approaches for food security an climate change adaptation
- Beyond 2°C implication for future Africa food security and adaptation under increasing temperature (2°C, 3°C, 4°C)
- The role of the private sector : challenges and opportunites
- Conference declaration on ecosystem based approaches for food security and climate change adaptation.
Please see the report here.
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