New Delhi, Jun 10 (UNI) Experts and dignitaries from India and Africa have laid emphasis on the need of ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’ for sustainable future during the ICFA’s first round table conference on ‘Climate Change and Food Security in Africa: The Policy Priorities’.
The Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) in collaboration with World Bank & Department for International Development (DFID) had organised the conference here on Friday. The round table conference was a part of India-Africa agriculture partnership.
Kathryn Hollifield, Practice Manager, The World Bank, commenting on the issue of climate change, said, ”Platforms like these can be a good forum to discuss on how climate change is impacting the agriculture both in Africa and India. Agriculture is a victim as well as the cause of global warming and climate change. But at the same time, it can be one of the saviors of the humankind.”
The round table conference served as a platform for dialogue between African delegates with their Indian counterparts on persisting issues of agriculture sector in Africa and the need for learning from the Indian experiences and models. Speaking on the occasion, former IAS officer and ICFA Vice Chairman Alok Sinha said, ”Democratic way of governance is increasing in India but a large body of society and politicians are not able to take a stand on climate change.” The problem of climate change is acute and needs to be solved immediately, he added.