April 10, 2018   Faculty Of Science Bimonthly Bulletin

 

On 18th January 2018 the Faculty of Science hosted an Ecosystem Based Adaptation For Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA) workshop under the theme Scaling up Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA): Lessons from ESPA Synthesis. The objectives of CSA are food security, improving adaptation and building farmer resilience to climate change and improving mitigation.

In his welcome remarks, the Principal of Chancellor College, Prof R. Tambulasi highlighted a number of projects on food security that the College is implementing, indicating its commitment to food security and why it is a natural home to host EBAFOSA Secretariat. On his part, the Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof. Al. Mtenje emphasized that the EBAFOSA conference will add value to the development of Malawi, the SADC region and beyond. He then thanked ESPA for supporting the organization of the workshop.

Officially opening the workshop, the Director of Land Resources and Conservation Department in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. John Mussa, emphasized on the need for innovations to ensure more food to meet the demand for more food for Malawi’s growing population. He then pledged his Ministry’s support towards EBAFOSA activities. He then invited EBAFOSA to join the Malawi Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance.

In his closing remarks, the Dean of Science, Dr. L. Eneya thanked the guest of honour and all the delegates for their time and fruitful contributions during the workshop. He also thanked ESPA for the financial support towards the workshop.

 

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