Programme for the Regional Meeting on smallholder “climate smart” agriculture and climate change

Lusaka, Zambia, 19-21 August, 2014

  • This is the second Regional Meeting under the Climate and Development Learning Platform. It will focus on (1) smallholder climate smart agriculture and how this addresses food security of the poor, and (2) ways to integrate climate change into development programming, in particular in the agricultural sector.
  • The main objective is to enable Irish Aid country programmes to identify how best to take account of climate effects on development investments and interventions, in particular in the field of smallholder agriculture and food security.
  • The outputs of the meeting will be increased knowledge on smallholder “climate smart” agriculture, how to integrate climate into development programming, and plans at country programme level for better integration. The meeting will also assess and finalise plans for case studies to inform the Learning Platform.