• Training course on “Irrigation scheduling for sustainable agriculture” (Beirut – Lebanon, 1-3 September 2015) mainly aiming to improve the skills of University students on sustainable irrigation management and appropriate scheduling tools. 26 persons coming from the Lebanese University – Faculty of Sciences (UL) and Faculty of Agriculture, and the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (USEK – FAFS) had participated to the course.

• Training course on “Best farming practices for climate change adaptation” (Tal Amara, Bekaa valley – Lebanon, 14-16 September 2015) mainly aiming to improve farmers’ skills on the good agricultural practices that should be adopted for climate change adaptation. 32 farmers from different parts of the Bekaa valley and some representatives of the extension service of the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI) participated in the course.

• 2nd part of the training programme on "Climate change adaptation for water, food and environmental security" (Regional Training Sector for Water Resources and Irrigation-6th of October City, Cairo – Egypt, 15-17 September 2015) with the participation of 84 experts, 22 lecturers and 62 trainees (Policy makers, Officials, Researchers, Practitioners and students) in irrigated agriculture, water, agri-food production and environmental issues. The participants (45% gender equity) were affiliated to 15 different Research Centers, Academia and Universities and Agricultural departments across Egypt working together in interdisciplinary teams. The presentations and interaction sessions were held with the participation of leading national and international scientists on different aspects of climate change impact and mitigation and adaptation options at the national scale – mainly on the Nile delta region. The training themes ranged from Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Socio-economic impact assessment of Climate Change to technical water management sessions and policy analysis.


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