Developing a climate-smart agriculture strategy at the country level: lessons from recent experience
Available online: http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap401e/ap401e.pdfPublished by: FAO ; 2012
Since the Global Conference on Climate Change, Food Security and Agriculture held at the Hague in 2010, the concept of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) has gained increasing attention at international and national levels, with several countries initiating related activities. The objective of this paper is to highlight recent experiences with country-level implementation of CSA to identify some key lessons to incorporate in ongoing efforts to expand the use of the approach in developing countries. Section 1 describes the evolution of the concept of CSA since the Hague conference. Section 2 introduces the building blocks for developing a CSA strategy and combines them into a coherent framework. In sections 3 to 6 the paper goes into more depth on the building blocks, the data needed and potential approaches for prioritizing action. Finally section 7 provides some guiding principles on CSA investments.
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Tags: Environment and landscape ; Example/ Good practice ; Case/ Case study ; Sustainable agriculture ; Agroclimatology ; Developing countries Add tag