IFPRI Egypt Seminar in partnership with Bibliotheca Alexandrina: How to make Agriculture Climate Smart in Egypt?

May 9th, 2017

11:00 am to 2:30 pm

Location:  Bibliotheca Alexandrina, El-Shatby, Alexandria - Egypt 

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is pleased to invite you to its Egypt Seminar Series. The series is part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project called “Evaluating Impact and Building Capacity” (EIBC) that is implemented by IFPRI. The seminar supports USAID’s Agribusiness for Rural Development and Increasing Incomes (ARDII) project’s objectives.

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"How to make Agriculture Climate Smart in Egypt?"

There is clear scientific evidence that the rapid increase in greenhouse gas emissions over the past decades is changing the earth’s climate. As a result, temperatures are increasing, rainfall patterns are changing and sea levels are rising, putting heavy pressures on agriculture and food security around the world. What’s less clear is how specifically this changing climate will affect different countries and specific regions within countries? How will climate change affect countries’ macroeconomy, specific agricultural subsectors, non-agricultural activities and different types of households (e.g. rural and urban; poorer and wealthier) and what socio-economic impacts would follow? 

The joint IFPRI Egypt and Bibliotheca Alexandrina seminar will provide answers to these and related questions for the case of Egypt. Specifically, Prof. Mahmoud Medany the President of ARC and Prof. Mohamed Abdelkareem Director of ARCA, will provide an overview of the Egyptian Government’s current plans and policy perspectives as well as an overview of the state of climate change science in Egypt. IFPRI researchers will present findings from a new climate change impact study using an economy-wide model with projections until 2050. Researchers from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina will present the results with findings from their work on the impacts of climate change on Egypt’s cropping pattern using a crop mix optimization model. As a first step towards answering the question how agriculture in Egypt can be made more “climate smart”, the seminar will discuss options on how the climate smart agriculture (CSA) approach may help policy makers and farmers to prepare and respond to the changing climate.



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Dr. Ismail Serageldin,
Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Prof. Mahmoud Medany,
President of Agriculture Research Center (ARC)

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Prof. Mohamed Abdelkareem,
Director of Alexandria Research Center for Adaptation (ARCA)

Nada Kassem,
Research Assistant,
Bibliotheca Alexandrina | LEAR Initiative

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Perrihan Al-Riffai,
Senior Research Analyst,

Hagar El-Didi,
Research Associate,


Clemens Breisinger,
Country Program Leader,