May 15, 2024
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
UTC timezone


CS4RRA 4th hybrid webinar

Climate-smart agriculture and sustainable landscapes

May 15, 2024, Amonoo Neizer Conference Centre, 

Kwame Nkruma University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, GHANA

9h00 – 15h30 GMT



9:00-9:30             Plenary (In Situ & Remote) Welcome and openingceremony

Master of Ceremony: William AMPONSAH 

  • Welcome addressby the Vice Chancellor of KNUST (In-Situ)
  • Ambassador of Germany in Ghana (in-situ)and BMBF, Pia SEIDEL (remote)
  • Ambassador of France in Ghana (in-situ)and MESRI, Jean ALBERGEL (remote)
  • Opening speechby the Minister of High Education and Scientific Research of Ghana (In-Situ)



9:30-10:30            Plenary (In Situ & Remote)Keynote and Panel discussion

Moderator: Nana Klutse BROWN (Vice Chair of IPCC WG1)

    Rapporteurs: Yaw Blay ASANTE // Doreen Aboh KUMIWAA // Emmanuella ODOOM (Standby) 

Two keynote speakers:

  • Obed M. OGEGA (The African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya): How to transform Africa’s food system?
  • Robert ZOUGMORE (AICCRA, West Africa): Climate-smart agriculture in Africa


10h30-11h: Coffee break

11h00-12h30         Parallel Session1

Moderator Session1: Akua Osaa AWUAH

   Rapporteur:  Session 1: Yaw Blay ASANTE // Doreen Aboh KUMIWAA


  • Prof. Vincent LOGAH (Department of Crop & Soil Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, KNUST, Ghana): Climate-smart and sustainable soil management in the Anthropocene: A holistic approach.
  • Ndeye Fatou MAR (Head of Dept. Land and Biodiversity, Sahel and Sahara Observatory, Tunisia): Climate change, land degradation and sustainable resource management at different scales (From local community to regional policymakers)
  • Sergio VICENTE-SERRANO,(UNCCD SPI, Spanish National Research Council, Spain): Advances in drought analytical tools for better understanding of current and future climate change.
  • Prof. Ahmed A. BALOGUN, (Dept. of Meteorology & Climate Science, School of Earth & Mineral Sciences

Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria): Climate Smart Small Ruminants Production System for Food Security and Climate Resilience in West Africa.

  • Edem MAHU, (Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, University of Ghana, Accra) Impact of agricultural practices on ecosystem health of lagoons: a case study of the Keta Lagoon Complex in Ghana, 


11h00-12h30         Parallel Session2

Moderator Session2:Emmanuel QUANSAH

Rapporteurs Session 2Mary Jessie ADJEI // Charity Owusua DANSO Jnr. 


  • Dr. Stephen YEBOAH (CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Fumesua-Kumasi, Ghana)
  • Peter NEWELL (University of Sussex, UK): Climate Smart Agriculture: Governing the Sustainable Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Chiara PERELLI (University of Tuscia, Italy): Gender equality and sustainable development: A cross-country study on women's contribution to the adoption of climate-smart agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Jean Luc CHOTTE, IRD (France): The 4p1000 initiative: Compensating rising CO2 emissions by increasing soil carbon stocks
  • Reginald TANG GUUROH (Forestry Research Institute of Ghana): Factors influencing awareness and adoption of climate smart agriculture in forest fringe communities of rural Ghana

 12h30-13h30   Lunch

13h30-14h30          Parallel sessionscontinue (finalizing reports); in situ and remote


14h30-15:30          Plenary (In situ and Remote): Reporting of parallel sessionsand conclusions Moderator:William AMPONSAH


  • 2 Rapporteurs of Session 1 (20 min discussion included) 
  1. Yaw Blay ASANTE
  2. Doreen Aboh KUMIWAA
  • 2 Rapporteurs of Session 2 (20 min discussion included)
  1. Mary Jessie ADJEI
  2. Charity Owusua DANSO Jnr. 


Closing remarks: Prof. Wilson AGYEI AGYARE (Director WASCAL GSP, KNUST, Ghana)