WRI Event: Building Climate Smart Agriculture and Resiliency in the Sahel

March 1 2012, 10:00am – 12:00pm

World Resources Institute
10 G Street, NE
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002

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Please RSVP – Discussion on experiences in the Sahel using Climate Smart Agriculture to increase productivity and resiliency including lessons learned from farmer innovations and observed landscape transformations in Niger, Burkina Faso & Mali

This event features leading global experts who will discuss lessons learned from farmer innovations and observed landscape transformations in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali. The speakers will draw on their experiences in the Sahel to explore how to use Climate Smart Agriculture to increase productivity and resiliency.

In the wake of the latest crisis in the Horn of Africa, concerns are mounting about a potential food crisis in the West African Sahel. This event will focus on scaling up interventions to address the root causes of chronic food shortages while strengthening household economies.

SPEAKERS

  • Chris Reij, Senior Fellow, WRI; Free University, Netherlands
  • Mike McGahuey, Natural Resources Management Specialist, USAID
  • Gray Tappan, Remote Sensing Specialist, US Geological Survey
  • Emmy Simmons, Board Member, the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa

MODERATORS

  • Jerry Glover, Science & Technology Policy Fellow, USAID
  • Edward Cameron, Director, International Climate Initiative, WRI

Please RSVP (Registration required)

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