The Faculty in joint collaboration with the FAO, organised a training Workshop on Climate Smart Agriculture Policy and Carbon Balance Appraisal of Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use Projects and Policies from 18-20 Jan 2012. It was attended by participants from our local institutions and from overseas (Madagascar and Seychelles). Mrs L Tegmo-Reddy (UN Representative), the Pro-Chancellor (Prof S Jugessur) and the Honourable Minister R Jeetah addressed the participants at the opening ceremony. The resource persons from the FAO are: Ms M Jonsson; Ms O Touchemoulin and Mr L Bockel.The participants was trained in the use of the EX-ACT (EX-ante Appraisal Carbon-balance), a tool developed by the FAO, aimed at providing ex-ante estimations of the impact of agriculture and forestry development on greenhouse gas emissions and C sequestration. The Training Workshop aims at capacity building of countries in the region in climate proofing of agriculture
and forestry sectors. This is of particular importance in Government’s efforts to build national capacity to respond to the climate change challenge.More info can be accessed at EX-ACT website.