Convening under the theme, "Hunger for Action", the 2nd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change took place recently in Hanoi, Vietnam. Global leaders, practitioners, scientists, civil society and the private sector met at the conference, which was hosted by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the World Bank, to share experiences and demonstrate how early action on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) can act as a driver of green growth.
According to Allafrica.com, R. S. Moloi, the South African Ambassador in Vietnam, read Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Tina Joemat-Pettersson's address in her absence. She focused on the comprehensive rural development strategy linked to land and agrarian reform, including food security, which are addressed through the DAFF's Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative and other programmes.
"Agriculture has made great progress since the 1st Global Conference, (attaining) recognition of the (importance) of the sector (to) food security," Joemat-Pettersson's address said. She expressed her satisfaction for "the role you have played in convincing your governments to place agriculture on the agenda" of the United Nations climate change forum, Allafrica.com reports.
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