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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
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Belfer 503, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge

Addressing Complexity: Smallholder Farmers Facing Climate Risks in Sub-Saharan Africa

Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa face a complex web of risks and challenges. Those related to climate change are growing and jeopardizing production of the food and agricultural commodities on which they, and the world depend. Governments, the private sector and development actors are aware that dramatic and urgent changes are required to help smallholders address the risks, but the broader systems in which they all participate are not currently set to take on the challenges.

The study group will examine the risks and challenges from the perspective of interested stakeholders looking to promote the interests of smallholders. Focusing on cocoa and maize, and specifically efforts to promote greater resilience in the face of climate change, we will establish a framework that can guide system leaders who are looking to drive improved actions by governments, the private sector, development funders and practitioners, and the producers themselves.

Contact Name: 

Simon Winter

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

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Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
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