November 25, 2022   •   News

Gaining Ground: Recording available to view

A recording of the GRA CSA side event, which took place during the Africa Science and Partnership for Agriculture Conference (SPAC) in September 2022 in Accra, Ghana, co-hosted by NZAGRC and ILRI, is now available.

The side event titled “Gaining Ground: A Workshop to Strengthen collaborations to advance Climate-Smart Agriculture” sought to showcase science-based practices that illustrate pathways to climate-smart, low-emission agricultural development and to identify steps needed to improve global and regional collaboration for long-term climate-smart agriculture (CSA) transformation.

Participants reported the training and experience exchanges were very useful for improving the design of CSA practices. Insights emerged related to illustrating adaptation and mitigation co-benefits, enhancing collaboration between research institutions and governments, scaling viable CSA technologies, efficient communication channels, robust data collection/information management systems, and that local adoption requires demonstrating the efficacy of CSA interventions in each national context.

Speakers at the side event included:

  • Dr Claudia Arndt, Senior Scientist and Co-leader, Mazingira Centre ILRI, Kenya
  • Dr Ackim Mwape, Africa Programme Lead NZAGRC, New Zealand
  • Dr Wilhelmina Quaye, Director CSIR-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, Ghana
  • Dr Kofi Konadu Boateng, Program Associate for Agriculture, Global Methane Hub (GMH)