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IFAD Ends Four Day Training For SLBC Reporters

IFAD Ends Four Day Training For SLBC Reporters

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ended four days training for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Cooperation (SLBC) reporters on climate change, the training which took place at IFAD newly constructed office Blama Road, Kenema, drew participants from Bo, Kenema, Makeni, Kono, and Kailahun.  (Photo: Participants and IFAD staffs)

Speaking on the goals and objectives of the project, the climate change and environmental officer of IFAD, Denis Sombi Lansana, said IFAD is supporting Sierra Leone in the rehabilitation and community-based poverty reduction project (RCPRP) and the follow-on RCPRP-Plus, under BAU scenario agricultural activities are carried out without considering the additional cost due climate change, he said the LDCF funding for Sierra Leone is designed for scaling-up adaptation to climate change using sustainable land and natural resource management and that the project will use proven mechanism for community  participation, farmer field school and other capacity building.

The certification ceremony

The certification ceremony

He added that the programme goals and objectives and overall goal of the project are to reduced vulnerability of the food supply system to the deleterious impacts of climate change and the specific objective is to lessen the impact of climate change on vulnerable rural communities, as well as on natural resources critical for agricultural production and increasing food security.

Denis Sombi Lansana reiterated that the activities selected for agriculture sector that will be implemented by the project are the developing of irrigation and land drainage system for agriculture, the developing and implementing agriculture land-use and land cover management and promoting swampland farming.

Mr. Hindolo Tonya Musa lecturer and expert of development communication FBC commented on the principles of reporting climate change, content specifics, content objective and content evidence.

While basic fact of climate change was delivery by Andrew Eugen Watson Kpaka who spoke about how human activities and natural variation in climate responsible for climate change, how can a change of one or two degree global temperature have an impact on our live, the impact of the emission of carbon dioxide from human activities on the earth’s climate, the holes in the ozone layer related to the climate change we are experiencing today, how climate change is influenced more human activities, excess greenhouse gases or change in sun’s energy and is it too late to do anything  about climate change.

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