Resources on climate-smart agriculture
Improving climate risk transfer and management for climate-smart agriculture: A review of existing examples of successful index-based insurance ...PDF
A collection of case studies providing the basis for further exploring the function of index-based risk management tools towards the promotion of climate-smart agriculture, through the adoption of tailored solutions by farming communities increasingly exposed to climate change-related risks.
Introduction to climate-smart agricultureWebsite
This course analyses climate change impacts on agriculture, food security and food systems and provides an overview of the main climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in agriculture. It also introduces the Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) approach and describes the 5-step process to...
Climate-smart agriculture in action: from concepts to investmentsPDF
This training booklet helps to address the technical, social and institutional issues that challenge the wide scale uptake of climate-smart agriculture in member countries.
Scaling up Investments for Climate Smart Agriculture projects in food systemsVideo
The Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) created a cooking show entitled “Scaling-up investments for Climate Smart Agriculture projects in Food Systems”.
Climate-Smart Agriculture: A Call for ActionPDF
This publication is a summary of the workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand from 18 to 20 June 2015 to promote the mainstreaming and up-scaling of Climate-Smart Agriculture in the region. Included in the report are successful case studies that agriculturists have been practicing as a means to address...
Economics and policy innovations for Climate-Smart Agriculture programme (EPIC) policy briefsWebsite
The Economics and Policy Innovations for Climate-Smart Agriculture (EPIC) programme works with governments, research centres, universities and other institutional partners to support the transition to Climate Smart Agriculture(CSA) by using sound economic and policy analysis. The ultimate...
Enabling advisory services for climate-smart agriculture (CSA): Key elements to foster farmers' adoption of CSA practicesPDF
Implementing Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices requires changes in the behaviour and strategy of millions of farmers. Rural Advisory Services (RAS) can play a crucial role in transitioning to CSA and help build resilient agrifood systems if a conducive environment for their effective...
Crops and climate change impact briefsPDF
This series of technical briefs aims to provide a solid knowledge base for building or strengthening stakeholder capacities on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) and applying CSA practices to five crops that are critical to the global agri-food sector: coffee, cowpea, maize, rice and wheat. These...
Managing climate risk using climate-smart agriculturePDF
Since the effects of climate change are already being felt, incorporating adaptation into agricultural policies, plans and investments is needed to maintain and enhance the benefits obtained from agriculture. This publication highlights that risk management strategies have a prominent role to...
Climate-smart agriculture: Building resilience to climate changePDF
The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of the evolution of climate smart agriculture (CSA), introduce its major components, and summarize the key debates associated with it within the context of climate change and agricultural policy debates. The first section provides an overview of...
Collaboration on climate-smart agriculture: Agriculture and climate change challenges and opportunities at the global and local levelPDF
An overview of the successes reached by the implementation of the “International Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture” project, in filling knowledge and implementation gaps, while developing assessments and tools for promoting and implementing climate-smart agriculture.
Climate-smart landscapes: opportunities and challenges for integrating adaptation and mitigation in tropical agricultureWebsite
This study demonstrates how agricultural systems can provide both mitigation and adaptation benefits if designed and managed appropriately. It highlights how thinking at the landscape scale opens a new dimension for achieving synergies.
Economics and Policy Innovations for Climate-Smart Agriculture (EPIC) working papersWebsite
Link to the Economics and Policy Innovations for Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) programme's final products of research projects conducted since 2009. Researchers, academics, policy makers and other interested stakeholders in climate change adaptation and mitigation will find information on...
Law and governance in support of climate-smart agriculture and international climate change goalsPDF
This study addresses the principal expressions of the food and agriculture sector (crops and livestock agriculture, forestry and fisheries), looking at critical cross-cutting issues and their integration into agriculture law. It provides a comprehensive overview of the legal and institutional...
Leveraging COVID-19 recovery strategies to build climate-smart agrifood systems in developing countriesPDF
The objective of this report is to provide an overview of the current opportunities for harnessing short-term response and recovery efforts to address longer-term impacts on resilience and sustainability. The analysis focuses on the role of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in recovery strategies...
The North America Climate Smart Agriculture AllianceWebsite
Platform of the North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA), a farmer-led platform for inspiring, educating, and equipping agricultural partners to innovate effective local adaptations that sustain productivity, enhance climate resilience, and contribute to the local and global...
Global Alliance on Climate-Smart AgricultureWebsite
GACSA is an inclusive, voluntary and action-oriented multi-stakeholder platform on climate-smart agriculture (CSA). Its vision is to improve food security, nutrition and resilience in the face of climate change. GACSA aims to catalyse and help create transformational partnerships to encourage...
The Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture is a voluntary alliance of partners, dedicated to addressing the challenges facing food security and agriculture by tapping the wealth and diversity of resources, knowledge, information and expertise, from and between its members, in order to...
Studies and reports
|Kind of Activities||Understanding basic concepts|
|Collection Updated||December 2023|