Integra and Clark University, on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), revealed findings from the Pathways to Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) in Africa study on September 13th at the Wilson Center. The event was open to the public, as well as broadcast live as a webinar.
The Senior Advisor on the project, Ed Carr, presented the study’s findings. The study concluded that CSA presents a unique and urgent opportunity for a larger and more systematic view of the constraints in agriculture in Africa. Additionally, there are key disconnects between farmers and practitioners in terms of factors of adoption. Finally, there are key differences between believed barriers and incentives, indicating that practitioners do not seem to have traced the value of such incentives back to particular barriers they might address.
After this presentation, a panel of experts on CSA discussed the barriers and incentives to CSA adoption by farmers in Africa. Accompanying Ed Carr on the panel was Ademola Briamoh, CSA Coordinator for the Africa Region at the World Bank, Caitlin Corner-Dolloff, CSA Program Manager at the United States Department of Agriculture, and Seth Shames, Director of Policy and Markets at EcoAgriculture Partners. This panel was moderated by Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience at the Wilson Center.
Integra would like to thank the Wilson Center for making this event such a success.
To view the webinar, and learn more about Pathways to Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa, click here: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/pathways-to-climate-smart-agriculture-africa