P.A.C.C.
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Programme

Training Programme

Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture

What is it?

A training program whose aim is the reduction of the impacts of Natural Disaster and Climate Change on the agricultural sector in West Africa.

Target Groups

Experts of National Agriculture, Agro-Meteorological, Hydrological and Early Warning Services.

Beneficiaries

The intervention area of the project are the 17 member states of CILSS/ECOWAS.

The Context

This vulnerability exposes West Africa to crises that can turn into humanitarian disasters. Climate is a key factor in food crises, and the international community has recognized that appropriate forecasts of agricultural production and
food demand could help create national food security stocks and avoid severe famines.

Africa is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change impacts in the world because of its widespread poverty and its limited adaptation capability. The majority of natural disasters in West Africa are caused by meteorological and hydrological phenomena (GCOS,CEA-UN, African Union).

This situation is made even more fragile due to the dependence of agriculture on rainfall, which is typical of these areas, and, at the same time, by an increasing
demand for resources due to high population growth rates.

Outcomes

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Training Courses

Enhance the Technical and scientific knowledge on CCA and DRR of the technical services’ staff of the CILSS/ECOWAS member Countries.

Four training courses will be conducted in Italy and in Niger. Topics will include climate change impacts assessment, disaster prevention, and development of agrometeorological services for agriculture.

Networking

Strengthen the Regional network that brings together the community of technical services involved in CCA and DRR.

Networking activities will be organized, such as a networking conference, mentoring and support for regional programs of research and development.

Activities and Outputs

11/2017

IBIMET-CNR Florence, Italy

CLIMATE SERVICES FOR DISASTER PREVENTION

This training course will strengthen the capacities of National Technical Services for disaster risk reduction, through the application of research products and operational tools. The course will provide theoretical and practical knowledge on current approaches on detection, monitoring and forecasting on extreme events.

02/2018

AGRHYMET Niamey, Niger

AGROMETEOROLOGICAL SERVICES FOR AGRICULTURE AND WATER USE

This training course will strengthen the capabilities of National Technical Services, for a better adaptation to climate change of irrigations systems for agriculture and horticulture. The course will provide knowledge on the relationships among soil, water, climate and plants, identify rational techniques of irrigation.

06/2018

IBIMET-CNR Florence, Italy

METHODOLOGIES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT

This training course will strengthen the capacity of the National Technical Services for a better assessment of climate change and its impacts on agriculture and water resources, to allow better planning and governance.

10/2018

AGRHYMET Niamey, Niger

AGROMETEOROLOGICAL SERVICES FOR RAINFED CROPS

This training course will  strengthen the technical capacity of the CILSS / ECOWAS countries to provide agro-climatic information and services for rainfed agriculture and appropriate support to use  the agroclimatic information along with the decision-making processes.

Project Leaders and partners

The project is being led by the World Meteorological Organization. Partners of the project are two Regional Training Centers of WMO, Institute of Biometeorology of the Italian National Research Council (CNR-IBIMET) and the AGRHYMET Regional Center, that will operate with technical and financial support of WMO. The project is funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS).

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November 28, 2017