1. 12/2/2019 Session: Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EBA) is the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as part of an overall adaptation strategy to help people to adapt to the adverse effects of Climate Change. Ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation may include sustainable management, conservation and...
  2. 13/2/2019 Session: There exists a perfect synergy between research and community perceptions and expectations in agro-ecology. Farmer involvement provides evidence-based research questions and fosters in-depth research and constructive findings for the society. The presentation shares strategies for farmer...
  3. 13/2/2019 Session: How can we support the extreme poor to be better enabled (with regards to having sufficient food security) to commit to learning and executing CA? It’s “addressing poverty before production” in parallel with CA training, as the extremely poor (yet capable) can choose not to work on...
  4. 13/2/2019 Session: The presenter will describe the use of terraces to control soil erosion and increase land availability for agriculture in the DRC. Biographical information: Filbert Leone Ahmat works for FHI in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  5. 14/2/2019 Session: Rice is the daily staple food of 3.5 billion people. One out of 5 people on our planet derives a livelihood from rice. In 2050, the world will face a big production shortfall estimated at 40%. How can we address this global challenge while protecting the environment, adapting to and...
  6. 12/2/2019 Session: The major factor in the increase in droughts across Africa has been caused mostly by the gradual death of fallowing, and the resulting decrease in rainwater infiltration from about 60% down to 20% in most areas. GM/CCs are the only feasible way to save Africa from the rapidly increasing...
  7. 14/2/2019 Session: Cities host over half the world’s population and therefore have a strategic role to play in developing sustainable food systems and promoting healthy diets. The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact was therefore established to support cities to strengthen this role and Arusha City Council is a...
  8. 14/2/2019 Session: Pollinators are a key component of global biodiversity, providing vital ecosystem services to crops and wild plants. There is clear evidence of recent declines in both wild and domesticated pollinators, and parallel declines in the plants that rely upon them. Here we describe the nature...
  9. 12/2/2019 Session: Propagation techniques, in particular seed and soil bed preparation, methods which enhance success and are used at ECHO Florida in the nursery which provides thousands of fruit trees for sale to the community at large as well as refurbishing the 10 acres of food gardens at the ECHO...
  10. 13/2/2019 Session: Decreasing agricultural land in Shinyanga and neighboring regions has forced a large number of pastoralists to migrate to southern Tanzania especially Morogoro region. This has led to increasing conflict between pastoralists and farmers particularly in Kilosa. Land use planning offers an...