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SEARCA, APAN, and MAFF partner to organize Policy Roundtable on Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in the Agriculture Sector

Published on 17 February 2014 KC3 News

SEARCA, the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), and the General Directorate of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Cambodia will jointly organize the Tenth Policy Roundtable on Building Capacities for Agricultural Competitiveness of Transition Countries in Southeast Asia with the theme Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in the Agriculture Sector towards Food Security in Southeast Asiain Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 6-7 February 2014.

The roundtable aims to (1) discuss an array of adaptation strategies on coping with the challenges in agriculture and food brought about by climate change; (2) appreciate the requisites for an enabling environment to meet its challenges; (3) understand mainstreaming approaches and challenges; (4) identify appropriate entry points at both policy and implementation levels for integrating climate change adaptation strategies into development plans; (5) identify financial instruments to fund efforts in mainstreaming; and (6) explore possible partnerships between and among APAN, SEARCA, other APAN nodes, governments, and other development organizations to actively collaborate on research, capacity building, and other activities to mainstream adaptation strategies in the agriculture sector.

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