1st Africa Food security conference​: Harnessing Ecosystem based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to climate change






Mixed cropping -Pumpkin, maize, mango treeWith the shift towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after 2015, approaches that serve multiple purposes and provide cross-cutting benefits will be required. Achieving food security is unmanageable without adaptation to climate change measures and practices that not only support farmers in producing enough food to meet people’s nutritional needs but that also preserve ecosystems from degradation, for example, preventing soil erosion, water, nutrients and pollinators that underpin agricultural productivity, particularly in small holder dominated landscapes.

Against this backdrop the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with FAO is organizing an African food security conference, “Harnessing Ecosystem based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to climate change In Africa” which will take place in Nairobi on August 20-21, 2013. Visit the conference website for more information.