AU-SAFGRAD’ represented The African Union Commission at the 2023 Regional Climate Smart Agricultural Policy dialogue that held 13-15th March 2023 at the Future Africa Campus, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
The Policy dialogue was convened by the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Network (FANRPAN) with the objectives of sharing empirical evidence on the importance of Climate Smart Agriculture in transitioning to resilient food systems at scale in Africa. The dialogue provided the opportunity for researchers, development actors and policy planners in the continent to network and promote partnerships and action. Dr Mure Agbonlahor’s intervention was on the policy priorities for transitioning to climate resilient food systems in Africa as it affects use of agricultural water management solutions.
The dialogue provided the opportunity to advance AU-SAFGRAD’ supports to Member States for uptake of small-scale irrigation practices to increase productivity and agricultural intensification in the continent.