by Deissy Martinez Baron | Oct 16, 2018
by Sylvia Pineda
by Maria Eliza Villarino
Over the last few years, CIAT, under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security, or CCAFS, has been promoting climate-smart agriculture, a set of practices that can boost farming yields, while enabling farmers to adapt to climate change and, where appropriate, reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Developing climate-smart agriculture (CSA) profiles for countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America forms part of this effort.
CIAT is rolling out climate-smart agriculture (CSA) profiles for four additional African countries. They are Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Niger, and Ethiopia.
CSA refers to practices that aim to increase farm productivity while helping farmers adapt to climate change or reduce greenhouse gas emissions, or both.
The profiles analyze such practices, but they also outline the challenges that countries face due to the changing climate and the impact that might have in the future.
They, in particular, take into account specific conditions of countries.
Over the course of 50 years, CIAT had distinguished itself for its contributions to development through innovative agricultural research across the tropics. Building on this track record, we move forward into the next half century committed to better understanding and conserving agro-biodiversity, enabling farmers to produce and earn more, and increasing access to nutritious and affordable food — all while reducing the footprint of agriculture on the world’s natural resources and climate.