04- 05
Managing Agricultural Risks in a Changing Climate in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The objective of the conference is to understand climate change and its implications for agricultural risk management in Sub-Saharan Africa. Emphasis will be put on the different interventions, tools and strategies that help manage agricultural risks in the short run while building resilience to climate change in longer run. Solution-oriented sessions will be devoted to a range of topics, including:

  • Climate change trends and risks;
  • Extreme weather events and subsequent impacts on agricultural production systems;
  • Implications of climate change on pest and disease outbreaks;
  • Climate change and market risks;
  • Climate change and enabling environment risks; and
  • Agricultural risk management for building resilience to climate change.

The FARMD Annual Conference 2014 will be held at the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 4-5, 2014. A Welcome & Networking Reception will be offered on November 3rd, 2014, in the evening. The two-day conference will bring together more than 200 participants from the public and private sectors, academia, farmer organizations, and development organizations.

The conference is free to attend but space is limited, so register early!