South Asia is a priority region for CCAFS and the program will soon expand its work to cover Southeast Asia. To prioritize research strategies and identify potential partners and sites in the new region, CCAFS and Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutes (APAARI) will organize an Expert Consultation on Prioritizing Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Agriculture in South and Southeast Asia involving various stakeholders.
Based in Hanoi, Vietnam from 16 - 22 April 2012, the Community based adaptation to climate change conference includes three days of field visits to projects to see how communities living in different ecosystems have adapted to climate change, and three and a half days of interactive discussions on different thematic areas in Hanoi.
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) broadcast a seminar with Karen Garrett on "Managing pests and disease under climate change: What do we need to learn?". Karen Garrett is a Professor in plant pathology at Kansas State University. The presentation will be followed by a 30 minute interactive discussion session.
Climate change is likely to create additional challenges to food security and economic development, particularly in developing countries where pests and diseases already cause significant crop yield losses.
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The CCAFS Regional Program in South Asia will organise a two day Science-Policy Interface on climate change, agriculture and food security issues on 20 - 21 April in Nepal. The proposed event will review current policy elements, and sensitize key political leaders, policy makers and other stakeholders to climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation, and provide recommendations for policy formulation and implementation in Nepal.
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)