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Climate-Smart Villages Working to Mitigate Climate Change

What practical steps can smallholder farmers take to adapt their agricultural practices to secure dependable food supplies and livelihoods? And can they do this while also decreasing greenhouse gas emissions or increasing carbon sequestration, thereby decreasing future climate change?

In a search for answers the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is working with a vast range of partners to test a range of interventions in climate-smart villages.

The project launched in 2011 with 15 climate-smart villages in West Africa, East Africa and South Asia. Additional villages are now being chosen in Latin America and Southeast Asia.

All the villages are in high-risk areas, which will likely suffer most from a changing climate. Villages are also locations where partners have already established vital links with local communities.

ICIMOD Kathmandu

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