In recent decades, it has been observed that there is a rapid change in climatic conditions which has resulted to several negative effects on human activities and development especially in agriculture and the environment. There is little awareness and understanding of the changing world in the rural areas where majority of agriculture and rural development activities are carried out.
Officers involved in agricultural and rural development activities do not have adequate capacity to inform and manage issues resulting from climate change. Thus, there is need to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills in managing the effect of climate change for the development of agriculture and the environment.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is intended for audiences working in governments, funding agencies, and research and development facilitating non-government and Civil society organizations. It is also suitable for business owners and representatives from organizations that support extension services and/or seek to enable an environment in which businesses can flourish.
At the end of this training, participants should be able to:
- Explain the concept and effect of climate change in agriculture development projects.
- Identify factors responsible for climate change.
- Communicate the existing and potential effects of climate change to the agricultural stakeholders in their country or region.
- Apply GIS and remote sensing techniques for decision making in climate change control.
- Advise government officials on soil conservation and eco-agricultural strategies.
- Understand the mitigation and adaptation strategies for managing the effects of climate change.
- Understand modern agrometeorological techniques and methods for climate change adaption and mitigation in agriculture.
- Gain skills in scaling up climate smart agriculture.