Country experiences with climate-smart agriculture
Sustainable production intensification and value chain development in AfricaPDF
This publication aims to foster sustainable agricultural production and transformation and build safe and efficient food systems. Sub-Saharan Africa is generally characterized by low production and productivity in the agriculture sector and a large number of smallholders whose use of agricultural...
Ethiopia climate-smart agriculture scoping studyPDF
This climate-smart agriculture scoping study aimed at identifying and documenting existing climate-smart agriculture practices in Ethiopia that enable stakeholders to understand the opportunities and constraints to adopting particular climate-smart agriculture technologies or practices.
Climate-smart agriculture success stories: From farming communities around the worldWebsite
This focuses on climate smart solutions that limit risk. It highlights policy approaches that can facilitate farmer adaptation to climate change while boosting their incomes and protecting their livelihoods.
Climate-smart agriculture guidelines for the United Republic of TanzaniaPDF
These guidelines highlight key climate change and agricultural risks in the United Republic of Tanzania and provide information on mainstreaming climate change adaptation and mitigation objectives within rural development. They provide guidance on implementing the climate-smart agriculture (CSA)...
Overview of the scientific, political and financial landscape of climate-smart agriculture in West AfricaPDF
This book documents and analyses specific features of the scientific, institutional, policy and funding climate smart agriculture (CSA) landscape in West Africa. It provides relevant information that could guide the definition of the Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS) framework...
Barriers, incentives and benefits in the adoption of climate-smart agriculture. Lessons from the MICCA pilot project in KenyaPDF
This study examines the incentives and constraints to adoption of the promoted climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices in Kaptumo, Nandi County of Kenya. It provides useful knowledge on the dynamics of adoption of CSApractices and lessons learned to further inform extension, projects and...
Climate-smart agriculture. Case studies 2018. Successful approaches from different regionsPDF
Ten successful case studies show how the climate-smart agriculture (CSA) approach has been applied in the regional context to benefit both the agricultural sectors and farming communities. By definition, the CSA approach pursues three pillars: to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and...
Planning, implementing and evaluating climate-smart sgriculture in smallholder farming systems. The experience of the MICCA pilot projects in ...PDF
These pilot projects in Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania promoted climate-smart agriculture (CSA) and have been integrated into ongoing development programmes. The objective was to show that smallholder farmers can improve their livelihoods and increase their productivity and contribute...
Kenya country experience in reducing the GHG balance of the livestock production systemsWebsite
This project in Kenya (2011–2014) aimed to reduce the overall greenhouse gases balance of livestock production systems by improving animal breeds and their productivity. Based on site-specific participatory and expert assessments, the project developed a portfolio of suitable climate-smart...
Maasai communities in Kenya adapting to climate change by adopting smart-agriculture practicesPDF
Two Maasai pastoralists have been instrumental in boosting small-scale subsistence agriculture and improving the nutrition and health of their families and communities in Kajiado County.
Eastern Africa climate-smart agriculture scoping study: Ethiopia, Kenya and UgandaPDF
This study identifies and documents CSA initiatives, technologies, practices and stakeholders in the Eastern African subregion with a special focus on Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, highlighting the opportunities and constraints associated with adopting particular CSA technologies and practices.
Quesungual & Kuxur Rum: Ancestral agroforestry systems in the Dry Corridor of Central AmericaPDF
The Central American agroforestry systems Quesungual (QS) and Kuxur Rum (KR) integrate basic grain crop production – mainly maize, common bean and sorghum – with multi-purpose trees. A permanent soil cover with biomass enhances erosion protection, soil fertility and soil moisture retention,...
Climate-smart agriculture case studies 2021 – Projects from around the worldPDF
This publication describes climate-smart agriculture (CSA) case studies from around the world, showing how the approach is implemented to address challenges related to climate change and agriculture. The case studies operationalize the five action points for CSA implementation: expanding the...
The Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) for rapid characterisation of households to inform climate smart agriculture interventions: ...Website
The Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) is a household survey tool designed to rapidly characterise a series of standardised indicators across the spectrum of agricultural production and market integration, nutrition, food security, poverty and GHG emissions. This study used this tool...
Climate-smart soil, water and nutrient management options in semiarid West Africa: a review of evidence and analysis of stone bunds and zaï techniquesWebsite
This paper analyses prevailing key water and nutrient interaction practices (namely stone bund, zaï and half-moon techniques) in order to explore how their outcomes could be linked to climate change adaptation and mitigation. These successful examples can form the basis for informing farmers and...
Assessing the profitability and feasibility of climate-smart agriculture investment in Southern Malawi: Understanding the costs and benefits in a ...PDF
This working paper analyses the financial cost and benefit of adopting two different bundles of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices, which are tailored for the diverse conditions that prevail in southern Malawi. The results show the integration of CSA practices, including soil conservation,...
Integrated monitoring framework for climate-smart agriculture: Hoima climate-smart villages, UgandaWebsite
To help agricultural communities in Uganda deal with climate-related challenges, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) developed the Climate-Smart Villages (CSVs) Research for Development (R4D) approach in western Uganda’s Hoima district in 2012....
Enabling farmers to face climate change: Second cycle of the benefit-sharing fund projectsPDF
This booklet provides an overview of the characteristics and main activities of the projects that are being implemented as part of the second project portfolio of the Benefit-sharing Fund (BSF) of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The aim of this...
Climate-smart agriculture in actionWebsite
A link to many stories showing agricultural practices which contribute to increasing farm productivity and incomes; to building greater resilience; and to minimising agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions – all in an equitable and sustainable manner. Returning farmers to the centre of policy...
Studies and reports
|Kind of Activities||Implementing best practices|
|Collection Updated||November 2021|