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Feed the Future Promotes Climate-Smart Agriculture through CAADP Workshop

By Feed the Future

Representatives from eight Feed the Future focus countries recently gathered in Nairobi for a four-day workshop on climate change, water management, and natural resources management.

The workshop’s 80 participants, representing government ministries, the private sector, civil society, and research and donor organizations, received training on integrating climate-smart elements into the design of existing or proposed agricultural programs included in country and regional investment plans.

USAID helped to design and facilitate the event, which was co-hosted by Common Market for East and Southern Africa, the African Union Commission, and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development. In line with Feed the Future objectives such as host country ownership and environmentally sustainable development, the workshop aimed to advance the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) agenda and strengthen implementation activities. 

Participants developed country and region-specific program profiles on topics such as capacity building, water management and irrigation, conservation agriculture, agricultural research and extension, and climate-smart crop intensification. They also outlined specific next steps for moving climate-smart agriculture forward in their countries.

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