IFPRI and PAPAC Technical Workshop in Tanzania: CSA tools and technologies for improved policy making

17185080126_deccdabcf5_zIFPRI scientists are working with Tanzanian partners to design and deliver new tools and techniques to build resilience to climate and weather related risks through measures to promote climate smart agriculture (CSA).

This is part of the partnership to deliver on the CGIAR alignment to the CAADP principles, specifically the Malabo Declaration and subsequent targets in combating climate change.

On September 29 and 30 in Dar-es-Salaam we will discuss and learn from preliminary results on the potential effects of Climate Change in Tanzania, and how land use is affected. Co-hosted with the Platform for Agricultural Policy Analysis and Coordination (PAPAC) as part of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, participants from both the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of the Environment, Tanzanian Universities and the Vice President’s Office will come together to take stock around the fast moving CSA landscape and review preliminary results on the potential of climate smart technology adoption in Tanzania.

The technical workshop will:

  • Explore CSA with regard to national level targets and planning
  • Discuss CSA in the context of other land uses – building on experiences in other countries
  • Review and use software to help manage CSA data and
  • Explore institutional collaboration required for a CSA platform to be hosted in-country by PAPAC

We will pay particular attention to what makes institutional collaboration possible – and the essential components needed to facilitate successful policy making.