Smart-Agriculture is now on the table for COP17
Sep. 14, 2011 | Ministers in Africa gave showed enthusiasm in bringing agriculture up in the agenda for COP17 is a 2-day African Ministerial conference on climate-smart agriculture.
"Millions of hungry and starving individuals have their hopes invested in us. Despite our serious challenges, we still have hope," Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, said at the summit.
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation assistant
director-general, Alexander Muller, said the gathering leads the way
forward for the African continent.
"With this conference, you have taken the global lead in bringing
together agriculture and climate change. It is a signal of utmost
important that Africa has put climate-smart agriculture high on the
political agenda," he said.