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Meeting On AAA Initiative To Open In Marrakech Thursday
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Meeting On AAA Initiative To Open In Marrakech Thursday
By Ballah M. Kollie

MONROVIA, September 28 (LINA) – A two-day high-level meeting on “The Initiative for the Adaptation of African Agriculture to Climate Change (“AAA”) will open on Thursday in Marrakech, Morocco.

The two-day gathering is intended to present the technical solutions and best practices to develop the AAA initiative with concrete proposals in terms of projects and funding.

It also seeks to encourage stakeholders to place issues relative to the AAA at the heart of climate discussions.

The AAA initiative further aims to reduce the vulnerability of Africa and its agriculture to climate change.

According to a release, it also seeks to promote and foster the implementation of specific projects to improve soil management, agricultural water control, and climate risk management.

The initiative is an important response not only to climate change, but also to food insecurity, the release stressed.

The occasion will be addressed by technicians, a representative of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of Morocco and a presentation by the World Bank, among others.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Mohammed Badraoui, will speak on the topic: “Transforming African Agriculture to Adapt to climate change,” while Prof. Mohamed Ait Kadi, President, Consul General du Development Agricole will deliver the keynote address on the theme: Adaptation of African Agriculture to Climate Change; Role of Technological, Institutional and Policy Innovations.

According to a report, six of the 10 countries most threatened by climate change are in Africa, while the continent is said to be responsible for only 4 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.
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