NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS’ DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE (CSA)
UFAAS is pleased to invite National Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) actors and Stakeholders to a national stakeholder dialogue on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) to be held on Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 at Hotel Africana from 9:00 am to 1:00pm (Please see the concept and program attached at the bottom).
The dialogue is organized in context of the CAADP-XP4 project which prioritizes climate smart agriculture (CSA) interventions through country fora of AFAAS, such as the Uganda forum for Agricultural advisory services (UFAAS). The project aims to facilitate the scaling of CSA activities towards improved food and income security at national and regional level in Uganda. In this regard, UFAAS received a grant to implement a project titled ‘Enhancing the scalability of CSA among AEAS actors in Uganda’. The project aims to facilitate the scaling of CSA activities towards improved food production and incomes both at national and regional levels in Uganda with the following objectives:
1. To create an information and knowledge forum for continuous engagement of AEAS actors at sub-national, national, regional and continental CSA events;
2. To strengthen capacities of national AEAS actors to participate and contribute to implementation of CSA activities;
3. To facilitate the uptake and up-scaling of CSA innovations, technologies and practices by all stakeholders;
4. Engage stakeholders in the CSA discourse and profile CSA initiatives in Uganda.
It is against this backdrop that the proposed CSA Stakeholders’ Dialogue is organized. The dialogue will draw experiences from a range of stakeholders concerning their engagements in CSA related projects and activities regarding policy interventions, research and implementation. The purpose of the dialogue is to discuss the current capacities of AEAS to deliver effective CSA interventions so as to inform both policy and practice with regard to building resilient agri-food systems in Uganda in pursuit of National Development Goals.
The main objectives of this dialogue are:
1. Develop a common understanding of CSA and its central role in developing resilience of agri-food systems
2. Highlight current capacities (gaps and needs) for effective country-wide CSA service delivery
3. Agree on key policy recommendations for ensuring Agri-food systems resilience
4. Establish a national CSA steering platform to promote integration of agreed policy recommendations at national and local government levels to ensure quick uptake of CSA practices across the country.
5. Mapping of participants CSA interventions/initiatives.
We look forward to your participation and contribution in this dialogue. For confirmation send an email to:
email@example.com or contact Ms. Ojoru Scovia Lindyway on 0777052558 by 1st December 2020.