Research & Innovation 2015-16 - Page 94



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How one region is planning ahead to
help farmers cope with climate change
In South Africa’s Western Cape, agriculture plays an important role in the
economy, job creation and socioeconomic development. But the sector is
particularly vulnerable to a changing climate.
There have thus been calls for urgent action to guide
and support the agricultural sector to adapt to the
unavoidable impact of climate change, and to reduce
its greenhouse gas emissions.
Relevant government departments recognised
that a strategic and coordinated approach was
needed to develop long-term resilience to climate
change. This could be done through climate-smart
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agriculture and by placing the sector on a clear
pathway towards a green economy.
To do this, the University of Cape Town and two
provincial government departments – Agriculture,
and Environmental Affairs and Development
Planning – collaborated on the Smart Agriculture
for Climate Resilience programme. It launched in
August 2014.





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