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"The 4th Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture (The 4th GSC-CSA)" takes forward the initiative on research and science started in October 2010 with the aim to bring science to bear on practical advances in scaling up climate smart agriculture. Three scientific conferences have been held so far (University of Wageningen in 2011; University of California, Davis in 2013 and in Montpellier in 2015). Africa under the custodianship of the NEPAD Agency is hosting the 4th GSC-CSA from the 28th to 30th November, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Conference rationale and purpose: There is growing attention to “climate-agriculture nexus” issues in national, regional and global policies and strategies. At global level, the SDGs and Paris Climate Agreement have explicitly highlighted the climate-agriculture and food systems nexus issues as key success factors in advancing the ultimate sustainable economic growth and inclusive development. The 4th Global SC-CSA brings together various key constituencies to interact – share, learn, build collaborations and alliances – with the aim to bring science and innovations to bear on policy, institutional and technological efforts in building agricultural and food systems that are climate smart.

Conference Theme and Objectives: Coming just after key global agreements, as mentioned above, the 4th GSC-CSA will focus on IMPLEMENTATION, RESULTS-IMPACT under the theme “catalysing local innovations and actions to accelerate scaling up of CSA”.

For more information, abstract submission and to register, visit the dedicated website


2017-11-28 - 2017-11-30