Ultima edizione | Archivio giornali | Archivio tematico | Archivio video

CNR: Alamanacco della Scienza


N. 9 - 28 mag 2014
ISSN 2037-4801

International info   a cura di Cecilia Migali


Climate change: which impacts on African agriculture?

Climatic variability and climate change are hampering all developing countries to reach the Millennium Development Goals, particularly in Africa which is highly vulnerable to climate variability and climate change on account of its large rural population that remains highly dependent on rain-fed agriculture for food and its natural resource-based economy. For this reason Cnr-Institute of Biometeorology (Ibimet) and the World Meteorological Organization Region Training Course (Wmo-Rtc) are organizing the course 'Climate change impacts on agricultural systems in Africa', taking place in Florence on June 9-13.

Devoted to a agro-meteorological services technicians, climatologists, agro-meteorologists and agricultural and climate researchers, the class aims at building capacities for the analysis of climate change impacts on crop production, with a special focus on North and West Africa agricultural systems.

According to the Global Framework for Climate Services, the course addresses the need to develop mechanisms for delivery of climate services for the agricultural community and for enabling adaptation strategies at various levels. In order to provide operational information and skill in the area of agricultural operational policies, climate services, research and transfer, the module will concentrate on 2020-2030 climate prediction scenarios.

Per saperne di più: - www.ibimet.cnr.it/notizie-ed-eventi/wmo-cnr-ibimet-wmo-rtc-region-vi-training-course