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Climate-Soil Community of Practice Event – Day 2

March 25, 2022 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm CET

Join this upcoming event within the Community of Practice, which is jointly organized by the “4 per 1000” Initiative and GIZ Sector Project Soil Protection, Combating Desertification, Sustainable Land Management (SV Boden).

Panel discussion on: Soil carbon sequestration and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): Synergies and Tradeoffs

What to expect:
Carbon sequestration in nutrient-deprived agricultural soils in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) seems to hold a great potential to tackle two of the most pressing issues of our time: food insecurity and climate change. Carbon-rich soils increase the resilience of agricultural systems due to their improved water holding capacity, soil aggregation and nutrient supply and hence, contribute to food security. At the same time, carbon sequestration in soils is regarded as one important nature-based solution to mitigate climate change. Nevertheless, the concepts proposed by scientists, how to improve soil health and soil fertility vary widely, and significant discrepancies exists around the need for chemical inputs to quickly increase food and other biomass production. The different approaches might result in potential trade-offs between high levels of crop yields and carbon sequestration.

During the two panel discussions, we would like to have a closer look at different land management practices and their synergies and trade-offs regarding climate change mitigation and current and future food production.

During the first panel on the 24th of March, scientists from different disciplines introduce the scientific debate around the matter.

Moderation: Leigh Winowiecki (PhD), CIFOR/ICRAF, Kenya

15:00 – 15:15 CETWelcome and housekeeping: Juliane Wiesenhütter, GIZ, Germany Dr. Paul Luu, „4 per 1000“, France
15:15 – 16:15 CETInputs by the panellists: Rolf Sommer (PhD), WWF, Germany Gatien Falconnier (PhD), CIRAD, France/Zimbabwe Bernard Vanlauwe (PhD), IITA, Nigeria/Kenya Lydie-Stella Koutika (PhD), CRDPI, Congo Wellington Mulinge (PhD), KALRO, Kenya
16:15 – 16:50 CETDiscussion and questions from the audience
16:50 – 17:00 CETWrap up and Closing

The second panel on 25th of March focuses on the practitioners, land users’ and decision makers’ point of view.

Moderation: Niels Thevs, GIZ, Germany

15:00 – 15:15 CETWelcoming Words and short summary of Day 1
15:15  – 16:15 CETInputs by the panellists Pauline Chivenge, APNI, Morocco Barbara Banda, NADPZ, Zambia Francis Ngopola, Simpson Foundation, Malawi Upendra Singh (PhD), ICDF
16:15 – 16:45 CETDiscussion and questions from the audience
16:45 – 17:00 CETWrap up and closing

Microsoft Teams Link for the 24th (no registration needed)

Microsoft Teams Link for the 25th (no registration needed)