IFAD to hold seminar for making rural communities more resilient to climate change

ISLAMABAD, Mar 13 (APP):The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Pakistan would convene one-day seminar on Wednesday (tomorrow) morning at Serena Hotel, Islamabad to  make rural communities more resilient to climate change through South-South and Triangular Cooperation.

The participants of the conference would exchange knowledge on innovative climate change adaptation and mitigation practices by rural communities and smallholder farmers to increase their production and improve household incomes.

According to IFAD, the role of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) for strengthening the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development would also be discussed. Development experts and practitioners from IFAD, Pakistan and the international development community would review the impacts of climate change on access to water, food and markets in rural areas and discuss the way forward that could be embraced by rural communities and smallholder farmers in Pakistan and globally.

Those who are expected to attend the event include Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning Development and Reform Sartaj Aziz, Secretary Ministry of Finance Arif Ahmed Khan, Secretary Ministry of Climate Change Khizar Hayat Khan, Director and Chief of Staff, Office of the President and the Vice-President IFAD  Stephane Mousset, Independent Chairman of the Council, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Khalid Mehboob, Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council Yusuf Zafar , Director, Global Engagement, Knowledge, and Strategy Division, IFAD Ashwani K. Muthoo and Country Programme Manager for Pakistan, IFAD Hubert Boirard.

Posted on: 2018-03-13T13:33:00+05:00