Climate Smart Agriculture is one of the 11 Corporate Areas of Resource Mobilization under FAO’s strategic objectives. It is in line with FAO’s vision for Sustainable Food and Agriculture and supports FAO’s goal to make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and more sustainable.
On January 25th RVO, NWP and Verbos organised a workshop about South Africa. The place was fully packed and we were proud that both the Dutch Ambassador, Mrs. Marisa Gerards, and the Agricultural Counsellor, Dr. Jack Vera, joined the workshop. They both shared an update on the current situation in South Africa and the agricultural sector.
Furthermore some results were presented by Mr. van den Bos from a study done for the Embassy. The study can be downloaded at : http://bit.ly/2EA7fHx . After the plenary part different working groups were formed to talk about the various proposed strategies for businesses to become succesfull in South Africa.
Overall we look back at an amazing day with a wide diversity of people present in a great environment to start new collaborations.