Extreme weather events, made more severe and frequent by climate change, are fast becoming the new normal worldwide. These disasters kill more people and damage more property today than terrorism.
by Sylvia Pineda
Jul 5, 2018 by Renz Louie Celeridad (World Agroforestry Centre)
Farmer-to-farmer communication might be the best way to scale climate-smart agriculture.
This publication showcases some of the indigenous and research-derived climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices (CSA T&P) developed and tested in My Loi Climate-Smart Village in Vietnam. Prepared by the World Agroforestry Centre Vietnam, four CSA T&Ps were identified for scaling, such as: orange-based agroforestry system, black pepper home garden, acacia-based agroforestry system, and vermiculture.
The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to improve the integration of agricultural development and climate responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases (GHGs); and require planning to address trade-offs and synergies between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation.