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The AFRHINET project conducted a Symposium focusing on Rainwater-Smart Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa with a special emphasis on Ethiopia.

 
Food insecurity poses today a problem to hundreds of millions of rural people in sub-Saharan Africa. By mid-century, 9 billion people will require food security and much of this will still be derived from rural production systems, placing these systems at the heart of the sustainable development agenda1. However, the variability in water resources and insufficient capacity to manage that variability lies behind much of the prevailing poverty and food insecurity2. It is widely known that Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate variability and change, which is expected to have widespread impacts on African societies and their interaction with their natural environment3. Many of these challenges are directly or indirectly water-related, especially in terms of capturing and storing rainwater when and where it falls1. In this regard, meeting global food needs requires cost-effective strategies for managing rainwater at a small-scale farmer level4. However, rainwater harvesting management may not only have the potential to eradicate hunger, but also to alleviate poverty and adapt to climate variability and change.
 
It is against this background that the workshop “Fostering Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Climate Resilience through Rainwater-Smart Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa” was organised as part of the project “ACP-EU Technology-Transfer Network on Rainwater Harvesting Irrigation Management for Sustainable Dryland Agriculture, Food Security and Poverty Alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa” (AFRHINET). The workshop was hosted by the AFRHINET Research and Technology Transfer Centres at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) in cooperation with other AFRHINET Research and Technology Transfer Centres at University of Nairobi (Kenya), Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique), University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe) and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany). In addition, the AFRHINET partners SEARNET-ICRAF (Kenya), WaterAid-Ethiopia and ICRISAT-Zimbabwe were also actively participating in the workshop. The event was well attended with more than 70 participants from all over the world!
 

To access the presentations of the event, please visit this link:

afrhinet.eu/materials/viewcategory/41-presentations-dissmination-event-24th-feb-2016.html

 

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The AFRHINET project conducted a Symposium focusing on Rainwater-Smart Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa with a special emphasis on Ethiopia.

 
Food insecurity poses today a problem to hundreds of millions of rural people in sub-Saharan Africa. By mid-century, 9 billion people will require food security and much of this will still be derived from rural production systems, placing these systems at the heart of the sustainable development agenda1. However, the variability in water resources and insufficient capacity to manage that variability lies behind much of the prevailing poverty and food insecurity2. It is widely known that Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate variability and change, which is expected to have widespread impacts on African societies and their interaction with their natural environment3. Many of these challenges are directly or indirectly water-related, especially in terms of capturing and storing rainwater when and where it falls1. In this regard, meeting global food needs requires cost-effective strategies for managing rainwater at a small-scale farmer level4. However, rainwater harvesting management may not only have the potential to eradicate hunger, but also to alleviate poverty and adapt to climate variability and change.
 
It is against this background that the workshop “Fostering Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Climate Resilience through Rainwater-Smart Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa” was organised as part of the project “ACP-EU Technology-Transfer Network on Rainwater Harvesting Irrigation Management for Sustainable Dryland Agriculture, Food Security and Poverty Alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa” (AFRHINET). The workshop was hosted by the AFRHINET Research and Technology Transfer Centres at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) in cooperation with other AFRHINET Research and Technology Transfer Centres at University of Nairobi (Kenya), Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique), University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe) and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany). In addition, the AFRHINET partners SEARNET-ICRAF (Kenya), WaterAid-Ethiopia and ICRISAT-Zimbabwe were also actively participating in the workshop. The event was well attended with more than 70 participants from all over the world!
 

To access the presentations of the event, please visit this link:

afrhinet.eu/materials/viewcategory/41-presentations-dissmination-event-24th-feb-2016.html

 

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