Programme

ANNUAL FANRPAN HIGH LEVEL FOOD SECURITY POLICY DIALOGUE PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

THEME: CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE
Maseru, Lesotho 02– 05 September 2013

Sunday 01-September
THEMATIC LEARNING EVENTS
Monday 02 September
THEMATIC LEARNING EVENTS OFFICIAL OPENING & AWARDS CEREMONY
Tuesday 03 September
CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE (CSA) DAY
Wednesday 04 September
LESOTHO CAADP DAY
Thursday 05 September
YOUTH DAY

08h00 -16h00

Parallel Sessions

  • Seed Policy Harmonization Reflection, M&E and Knowledge Management – HaSSP (SDC)
  • Climate Smart Agriculture Training for Policy Advocates and Journalists (ACBF, CCAFS, NORAD & AfricaInteract)
  • Women and Youth in Agriculture Policy Development, Value Chains and the CAADP Agenda (USAID)
  • Trans-boundary River Basins (Limpopo, Nile & Volta) Reflection Session (CPWF)

AfricaInteract Advisory Committee (closed meeting)

08h30 -15h30

Parallel Sessions

  • Post-harvest Loss Management Project Launch (FAO & SDC)
  • Strengthening Evidence-Based Climate Change Adaptation Policies:  Project Review ( IDRC)
  • Household Vulnerability: Planning Meeting (FFC & IDRC)
  • Women and Youth in Agriculture Policy Development, Value Chains and the CAADP Agenda (USAID) 
  • Trans-boundary River Basins  (Limpopo, Nile & Volta) Reflection Session (CPWF) 

FANRPAN Board Meeting (closed meeting)

08h30 -10h00

  • Remarks by Minister of Tourism, Environment and Culture 
  • Key Messages on Hunger, Nutrition and Climate Change
  • Climate Smart Agriculture Key Note Address 
  • Climate Change Projections: Global to Local 
  • Climate Change and Agricultural Productivity 
  • Cost-Benefit of Adapting to Climate Change 

08h30 -10h00

  • Remarks by Minister of Agriculture and Food Security
  • Agriculture in Lesotho: Challenges and Opportunities  
  • Lesotho CAADP Compact Highlights
  • 10 Years After Maputo Declaration: Sustaining the CAADP Momentum Lessons from Other Countries

 

 

08h30 -10h00

  • Remarks by Minister of Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation 

Opportunities for the Youth Engagement in Agriculture

  • Key Note Presentation – Young Professionals (YPs) in Agricultural Research for Development (ARD)
  • Documentary on FANRPAN youth engagement
  • Youth in Agriculture  Policies: Country Case Studies
    Panel Discussion (Lesotho, Mozambique, Zambia)

10h30-13h00

  • Documentary on Vulnerability Assessments in Lesotho
  • Impact of Climate Change on Household Vulnerability
  • Theatre for Policy Advocacy on Climate Smart Agriculture

10h30-12h30

CSA Initiatives in Lesotho

  • UNDP
  • FAO
  • World Vision- Lesotho
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security- Lesotho
  • Lesotho National Farmers' Union
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Lesotho Meteorological Services
  • Rural Self Help Development Association
  • Lesotho National Wool and Mohair Growers Association

10h30-12h30

Youth Engagement in Agriculture: FANRPAN Experience

  • Agro-Business Entrepreneurship
  • Research for Development
  • Policy Advocates
  • Social Media
  • Journalists
  • Spring-break to Showcasing How the Youth Use Innovative Ways to Communicate

14h00-15h30

  • Facilitated Plenary on Climate Smart Agriculture

14h00

Exhibitions

 

 

14h00-15h00

Closing Ceremony

  • Key CSA Take-home Messages and Recommendations
  • Response by UNFCCC African Group of Negotiators
  • Official Closing by Minister of Agriculture and Food Security

16h00-17h30

  • Facilitated Plenary on Climate Smart Agriculture
 

16h00-17h30

TEA AND DEPARTURE

18h00

FANRPAN 2013 Annual General Meeting

18h00

Official Opening & Awards Ceremony
(Maseru Sun Hotel)

  • Program Director – Government Secretary, Kingdom of Lesotho 
  • Welcome Remarks by Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security- Lesotho 
  • Remarks by FANRPAN Chairman & COMESA Secretary-General, H.E. Sindiso Ngwenya
  • Citations by FANRPAN Head of Mission, Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda
  • Presentation of Awards by FANRPAN Chairman & COMESA Secretary-General, H.E. Sindiso Ngwenya 
  • Response by His Excellency, Rt. Hon. The Prime Minister Dr Motsoahae Thomas Thabane  

DINNER

18h00

Book launch: Southern African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis. By: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) & FANRPAN  

Cocktail & Networking Evening

18h00-19h00

Cultural Evening & Dinner