The report Mainstreaming Climate Change into Agricultural Education which was released in april 2009 is based on a symposium which was organized by the African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) aside of its Fifth General Assembly held in Malawi from 28 July to 1st August 2008.
With graduating students from tertiary agriculture and natural resource management institutions expected to provide solutions to development challenges, it is unfortunate that climate change has not been integrated into the curricula to any meaningful extent.
Consequently graduating students are ill-equipped to advise meaningfully on the challenges posed by climate change. This working paper is an outcome of a symposium organized
This working paper is an outcome of a symposium organized to share information on climate change challenges for agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa; explore methods of mainstreaming
climate change knowledge into agricultural education; and identify recommendations on effective policies, institutions and capacity.
The brief lays down the key issues in climate change: who is affected and what direction we are headed in, if the negative effects presented by climate change are not checked. It presents a compelling argument on the role of tertiary education in making meaningful contributions and
goes further to present an action plan to ensure that climate change is integrated into the curricula of tertiary agriculture and natural resource management institutions, and includes the key components of such a curricula.
Authors: Chakeredza, S.; Temu, A.B.; Yaye, A.; Mukingwa, S.; Saka, J.D.K. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Lilongwe (Malawi). SADCICRAF Agroforestry Project. 2009. Mainstreaming climate change into agricultural education: challenges and perspectives.
Nairobi, Kenya: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) ICRAF Working
Paper no. 82, 30p.
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