CTA Annual Seminar 2008

The Implications of Global Climate Change for Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems in ACP Countries: Getting Information and Communication Strategies Right

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 26 - 31 October 2008

CTA is organizing an international seminar on the implications of climate change for sustainable agricultural production systems in ACP countries. The Seminar will be held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from 26-31 October, 2008. It will bring together about 200 participants from the ACP region, EU national institutions and regional and international organizations.

The overall objective of the seminar is to contribute to improving the livelihood and food security of rural communities in the various agro-ecological zones of ACP countries. More specifically, the seminar is aiming at:

  • Raising awareness of policy makers and rural communities to the impacts of climate change on agricultural and rural development;
  • Identifying information and communication needs for decision makers and rural communities to protect their livelihood systems from the effects of climate change;
  • Identifying strategies that can appropriately meet these needs.
More than 70% of those living in ACP countries work in the agricultural sector. The environmental and social consequences of climate change put their livelihoods at risk. Natural resource management strategies that ensure the sustainable use of soils and water, halt biodiversity decline and deal with emerging issues such as the growing demand for renewable energy are needed urgently. Effective intervention depends on the availability of well-managed information and reliable communication.

The CTA Seminar will identify ways of improving access to climate change information in ACP countries.

10 April 2008
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