Climate change and agriculture
Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA)
The concept of Climate-Smart Agriculture
FANRPAN, with support from COMESA participated in the Inaugural Pan Africa Alliance and Platform on Climate Smart Agriculture Conference. The event was held in Addis Ababa from May 13-15 and brought together over 150 participants from throughout Africa. The event sought to launch the Pan Africa Alliance and Platform on Climate Smart Agriculture. The Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture in Africa sought to utilise the event for establishing a platform for CSA knowledge exchanged, to identify best practice and catalyse partnerships across stakeholder groups.
The present Comprehensive Scoping and Assessment Study is aimed at evaluating how smallholder farmers are coping with climate changes and how the Government of Mozambique is strategising its policies in order to increase agricultural productivity and strengthen the resilience of vulnerable smallholder farmers to the impact of climate change.
The specific objectives are to:
Climate change is already a reality. The latest assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global climate change is already damaging crops and undermining food production capacity in much of the world, particularly in poor countries. Negative impacts on crop yields have been more prevalent than positive ones. Even worse, that is often the case for staple foods such as wheat and maize, which feed much of the global population.
Check out the GACSA Enabling Environment Action Group (EEAG) newest flyer and learn more about its main objectives, key CSA challenges across countries, EEAG activities to date, ACSA action areas, work plan and key messages.