Climate Change Workshop 2011: Programme

Our 2-day programme was intense and engaging.

WORKSHOP BANNER

Day 1

Day 1

Activities/Topics

 

AM

8:30

9:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:30

 

10:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

PM

12:30

 

2:00

 

 

 

 

3:15

 

3:30

 

 

Registration

Opening Session
(Chairperson – Dr Leslie Simpson, Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, CARDI)

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks (Dr H. Arlington D. Chesney, Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, CARDI)
  • Remarks (Mr Michael Hailu, Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) (EC-ACP)
  • Feature address: Climate change, agricultural development and natural resources management: From Copenhagen to Mexico (Professor Al Binger, Energy Science Advisor for the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre and Science and Policy advisor to Alliance of Small Island States)
  • CARDI CTA UWI protected agriculture video launch– Protected Agriculture: A New Alternative

 

COFFEE BREAK

Technical Session I: Climate Change and Agriculture
(Chairperson – Dr Paulette Bynoe, University of Guyana, UG)

  • Climate change and adaptation strategies in the Caribbean (Dr Neville Trotz, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, CCCCC)
  • The realities of climate change in the Caribbean – The use of climate models (Dr Michael Taylor, The University of the West Indies)
  • Monitoring and predicting weather, climate and related events for improved decision making in agriculture in the Caribbean (Mr Adrian Trotman, Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology, CIMH)
  • Discussions

 

LUNCH

 

Technical Session II: Adaptation and Mitigation strategies for Climate Change
(Chairperson – Mr Winston Rudder, The Cropper Foundation)

  • Regional strategy for agriculture in relation to climate change. (Dr Leslie Simpson, Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, CARDI)
  • Developing capacity to combat climate variability and change in agriculture – The Caribbean Agro-meteorological Initiative (CAMI). (Mr Adrian Trotman, Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology, CIMH)

 

COFFEE BREAK

 

  • Impact studies on the effect of a climate change on agriculture (Dr Mark Bynoe, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, CCCCC)
  • A policy perspective on climate change adaptation in Guyana’s agriculture sector: Initiatives, challenges and opportunities (Dr Paulette Bynoe, University of Guyana, UG)
  • Discussions

Day 2

 

 

Day 2

Activities/Topics

 

AM

8:00

 

10:15

 

10:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

PM

12:30

 

2:30

 

5:30

Joint Opening Ceremony (Technical)

 

COFFEE BREAK

Technical Session III: Protected Agriculture and Climate Change
(Chairperson – Dr Francis Asiedu, Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, CARDI)

  • Protected agriculture in the CARICOM Region: A possible climate change adaptation option for ensuring food and nutrition security (Dr Janet Lawrence, Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, CARDI)
  • Protected horticulture and environmental assessment on climate change (Dr Marta Torrellas Iglesias, Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology, IRTA)
  • A grower’s perspective on the potential of protected agriculture (Mr Jervis Rowe, Jamaica Greenhouse Growers Association, JGGA)
  • Discussion

 

 

LUNCH

 

Field Trip: Protected Agriculture Operation and Mangrove Restoration Site

 

End of Field Trip

Day 3

Day 3

Activities/Topics

AM

9:00

 

 

 

10:30

10:45

 

PM

12:30

 

2:00

 

3:30

Technical Session IV: Regional Strategy for Agriculture in relation to Climate Change
(Facilitator: Mr Ian Ivey, Next Corporation )

  • Review and synthesis of technical sessions (Mr Ian Ivey, Next Corporation)
  • Developing a regional strategy for climate change and agriculture
  • Working groups to develop the outline of a strategy for climate change and agriculture

COFFEE BREAK

  • Developing a regional strategy for climate change and agriculture
  • Working groups to develop the outline of a strategy for climate change and agriculture

LUNCH

  • Developing a regional strategy for climate change and agriculture
  • Plenary session – Working groups presentations

Closing Ceremony
(Chairperson – Dr H. Arlington D. Chesney, Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, CARDI)

  • Synopsis of the workshop activities in relation to the expected outcomes and follow-up actions (Dr Leslie Simpson, Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, CARDI)
  • Closing statements (CTA, CARDI)
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