Climate Smart Agriculture Promotes Multidisciplinary Localized Teamwork
Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach for transforming and reorienting agricultural systems to support food security under the new realities of climate change.
Widespread changes in rainfall and temperature patterns threaten agricultural production and increase the vulnerability of people dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, which includes most of the world's poor.
Climate change disrupts food markets, posing population-wide risks to food supply.
Threats can be reduced by increasing the adaptive capacity of farmers as well as increasing resilience and resource use efficiency in agricultural production systems.
CSA promotes coordinated actions by farmers, researchers, private sector, civil society and policymakers towards climate-resilient pathways through four main action areas; building evidence;increasing local institutional effectiveness; fostering coherence between climate and agricultural policies; and linking climate and agricultural financing.