The online event will take place: Thursday, 25 October 2012 from 15:00 GMT to 17:00 GMT (Time Converter)
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Program in West Africa is organising a High Level Policy Science session to discuss the needed changes in agriculture with Ministries, farmers organizations, scientists and non-governmental organisations. Journalists are invited to cover the high-level policy session live via a webcast.
Speakers will include delegates from Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS), West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), Le Réseau des organisations paysannes et de producteurs de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (ROPPA), The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), The Sahel Institute (INSAH), and other institutions.
Delegates from the Burkina Faso Ministry of Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Minister of Livestock, Minister of Environment, CONEDD, Permanent Secretary SP-CPSA, Director INERA, Executive Secretary, Conférence Nationale de Sensibilisation à l'Agriculture (CNSA) will also join.
African Press Organization, +41 22 534 96 97, sec.sg(at)apo-opa.org
Minielle TALL, +223 60 95 82 33 and +226 61 37 90 20, m.tall(at)cgiar.org
CCAFS Coordinating Unit - University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Rolighedsvej 21, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark, phone +45 35331046; Email ccafs [at] cgiar [dot] org, EAN 5790000279012
Lead Center - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)