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FARMD Annual Conference 2014

The forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARMD) is pleased to invite you to save the date for its fourth annual conference: Climate Change and Agricultural Risk Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities, Synergies and Options, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on November 4-5, 2014.

The two-day conference will bring together more than 200 participants from the public and private sectors, academia, farmer organizations and development organizations. The objective of this conference is to understand climate change and its implications for agricultural risk management in Sub-Saharan Africa. The conference will give participants a unique chance to learn more about the different interventions, tools and strategies that help manage agricultural risks, as well as providing attendees with an opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences. Solution-oriented sessions will be devoted to a range of topics, including:

  • Climate change trends and risks;
  • Extreme weather events and subsequent impacts on agricultural production systems;
  • Implications of climate change on pest and disease outbreaks;
  • Climate change and market risks;
  • Climate change and enabling environment risks; and
  • Agricultural risk management for building resilience to climate change. 

The event is designed to maximize interaction and discussion between both private and public sector participants. Private sector enterprise including producers, processors, traders, exporters, bankers, insurers, and input suppliers will have the chance to meet with public sector representatives and policy makers from across Sub-Saharan Africa. The comprehensive and diverse audience will guarantee lively debate and detailed discussion, ensuring that attendees will gain valuable insight and information about the implications of climate change for agricultural risk management in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Share Your Ideas

While work is already under way to prepare the conference agenda and select leading industry participants to act as presenters, panelists and contributors, FARMD is eager to receive input and ideas from across the network. We invite you to send us your suggestions about topics to be covered, and potential panelists and presenters to

Next Steps

Thank you for your continued interest in the FARMD community. The full agenda and location details will be released by the end of August 2014.
Please refer back to the FARMD website for details or contact Anne Joncheray. We look forward to seeing you in Johannesburg in November. 
FARMD Annual Conference 2014