The Climate-Smart Agriculture program currently focuses on organizing workshops and training events for trainers, policy makers and development officials in Africa. We are at our best efforts in developing e-learning courses along with new products to capture and disseminate experiences and innovations on Climate-Smart Agriculture. Together with this, the team is continuing to facilitate south-south knowledge sharing to scale up impacts of successful land-water management practices.
Training Event: 'Sustainable Land-Water Management: Towards Climate-Smart Agriculture' course was delivered in Lilongwe, Malawi from May 29 - 31, 2012. It was in association with Africa Region Environment Unit (AFTEN) and University of Malawi's, Bunda College of Agriculture. The course included modules on climate change, variability and impact; addressing food security; climate resilience and mitigation; assessing climate risks and investments; climate-smart agriculture in a landscape approach. It also comprised new modules on water harvesting, watershed/landscape approaches, agro-forestry, weather index crop insurance, as well as climate change negotiations in agriculture. The course received good participation from Government departments, NGOs, Training Institution and Media. With positive feedback for the course, WBI in collaboration with University of Malawi will organize training of trainer event and thereafter the WBI content on 'Sustainable Land-Water Management: Towards Climate-Smart Agriculture' is also invited to be added in their study curriculum. More