First Africa Food Security Conference

First  Africa Food Security Conference
Harnessing Ecosystem based Approaches for Food security & Adaptation to Climate Change
August 20-21, 2013, UN Complex Nairobi

With the shift towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), approaches that serve multiple purposes and provide cross-cutting benefits will be required. Achieving food security is unmanageable without adaptation to climate change measures and practices that not only support farmers in producing enough food to meet people's nutritional needs but that also preserve ecosystems from degradation. The overarching objective is  to aggregate the lessons shared into common solutions for food security and climate change adaptation, share information on targeted ecological actions that provide opportunities for addressing perennial food insecurity in Sub Saharan Africa and identify key challenges and bottlenecks hindering the scaling-up of  ecosystem based adaptation practices, and how can they be overcome .

The conference will  bring in policy makers, practitioners, actors, academics, scholars etc. Any one   implementing projects using ecosystems based approaches towards addressing climate change and enhancing food security is invited.
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Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013