Climate Smart Agriculture
Climate smart agriculture (CSA) is an integrative approach to address these interlinked challenges of food security and climate change, that explicitly aims for three objectives:
- sustainably increasing agricultural productivity, to support equitable increases in farm incomes, food security and development;
- adapting and building resilience of agricultural and food security systems to climate change at multiple levels;
- reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture (including crops, livestock and sheries).
CSA invites to consider these three objectives together at different scales - from farm to landscape – at different levels - from local to global - and over short and long time horizons, taking into account national and local specifcities and priorities
The Need for a Climate Smart Approach
In this video Leslie Lipper, Senior Environmental Economist with FAO, elaborates on the need for a climate smart approach to production, what that means and examples of how this approach has worked.
- FAO Success Stories on Climate-Smart Agriculture
- Dowload from FAO: Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook
- Handbook on Climate Information for Farming Communities - What farms need and what is available
- Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) portal on energypedia
- FAO, 2014. About Climate Smart Agriculture. http://www.fao.org/climatechange/climatesmart/en/