As part of efforts to move towards “climate-smart” agriculture, several countries have shared In a meeting in Rome new experiences on how to produce food in ways that help farmers cope with the impacts of climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture.
While countries are embarking on the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions –the actions nations are taking under the Paris Agreement– the event provided an opportunity to learn from countries that have championed climate-smart agriculture in different regions, FAO informed.
Climate-smart agriculture is an approach aimed at transforming food systems. It involves pursuing sustainable productivity increases while implementing climate adaptation strategies and reducing greenhouse gas emissions where... Read more
AgriProFocus Share-a-Slice meeting with network members - 20 April 2017
ScopeInsight’s Maryse Blom started with the statement that ‘professionalism is the key, also for climate smart agriculture’. ScopeInsight has developed several tools to assess the professional quality of agribusinesses (incl SMEs) and trains partners in LMICs to use these effectively. The organization is a business intelligence provider, scoring companies on 8 clearly defined dimensions. As a separate service, they facilitate aligned capacity building that is provided by a group of organisations in the AMEA alliance. This set of services to support capacity building of farmers and SMEs in the agrifood sector is key as a basis to also tac... Read more
NWO-WOTRO has launched the fourth call for proposals for the Food & Business Global Challenges Programme (GCP). GCP aims to generate research-based advanced understanding of 1) emerging key issues in food security and their impact on regional and local food security and 2) the role of private sector development. This fourth GCP call specifically focuses on contributing to business models, incentives and innovative finance for scaling Climate Smart Agriculture. The call is developed in close collaboration with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
Transdisciplinary proposals can be submitted by teams of researchers and other (public/private) partners from both the Netherlands and from at least one Low- and Middle-Income Country (LMIC).
The Food & Bu... Read more
Organized by IUCN NL and RVO, in partnership with IFC.
RVO and IUCN NL organized together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on 28 October a one-day event in The Hague in the framework of the World Bank Group-Netherlands strategic partnership ‘Food for All’. The event convened more than 80 professionals in the private sector, knowledge institutions, NGOs and policy makers engaged in agribusiness in developing countries.
IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, invests heavily in agribusiness in developing countries and emerging markets, and therefore has a great interest in exchanging experiences on investment opportunities, climate smart technologies and challenges in value chain operations. The main objective of the event was that both private sector and IFC bring current and upcoming activities and challe... Read more
This video was among those shown during the Innovators' pitch session of the Annual Forum of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) in June 2016. It shows how the 'CSA prioritization framework' was applied in two Central American territories. In a step-by-step approach, the practices that were most effective were selected for further implementation.
See for the short video (subtitles in English):
Nicole's comment: The video refers to careful assessment of the costs and benefits of particular practices when farmers start using them. That area may be of interest to AgriProFocus members, as it is the basis of the business case of a new (climate-smart) Agricultural practice.
Agencies involved in the video: CATIE (Solutions for Environment and Development), Norway Embassy, CGIAR / CCAFS, TESAC, CIAT
IFDC presents urea deep placement (UDP), a climate-resilient fertilization method that's boosting yields and incomes for rice farmers in Bangladesh. This video was among those shown during the Innovators' pitch session of the Forum of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) in June 2016.
SNV is taking up the challenge to increase palm oil production and improve smallholder farmers' livelihoods without further fueling the destruction of forests. SNV uses a three-fold approach: tracebility & forest monitoring; inclusive business for smallholder farmers; and working across the landsape.
A short video on this approach is available on YouTube, follow the link below.
The video was also shown during the Forum of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) in June 2016, as one of the Innovator's pitches.
Link to the YouTube video:
Link to all other information about Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture:
The Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture is now having its Annual Forum meeting in Rome. All information, the agenda, and background papers and videos are available via this link:
The theme of this year's Annual Forum is Climate-Smart Agriculture in Action.
GACSA’s ambitious future is based upon supporting and inspiring action. Farmers, fishers, foresters, and ranchers are at the center of this action, and therefore GACSA is devoting its Annual Forum to showcasing climate-smart agriculture in action.
The Forum will be a dynamic gathering, where the participants share solutions, discuss challenges, and build partnerships on climate-smart agriculture. We are seeking out action-oriented stakeholders to come to both share and learn at the GACSA Annual Forum.
To directly access the agenda:
http://www.fao.org/gacsa/annual-forum/agenda/en/#c... Read more
Dear APF Member, I would like to share this question with you:
Climate change is creating risks and opportunities for agriculture. Risks include yield and price volatility as well as pressure to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental impacts. With this respect, the World Bank and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are promoting “Climate-Smart Agriculture” (CSA), which includes practices that sequester carbon in soils and link it to developing soil carbon markets. On the other hand, manufacturing firms are given a license, which determines the permissible volume of carbon-dioxide emissions in to the atmosphere.
Though, they seems two contradicting ideas:
How climate friendly they are (climate-smart agriculture =ensuring food security through climate friendly agriculture and Carbon Marketing= ensuring the industry operation by allowing them to buy a license to emit carbon dioxide) to securing climate sustainability?
Climate Smart Agriculture Workshop [Pre-Conference Event]
Climate-Smart Agriculture Workshops focuses on approaches for effective program design of climate-smart agriculture in support of both country and regional agricultural development programmes. Climate-smart agriculture incorporates practices that increase productivity, efficiency, resilience, adaptive capacity, and mitigation potential of production systems.
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National Agricultural and Trade Show
Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) welcomes you to the 2015 National Agricultural and Trade Show.
The Show will take place from 6th -13th July 2015.
The “Theme” for this year’s show is: “Climate Smart Agriculture for Sustainable Food Security and Wealth Creation”
The objective of the event is to raise public awareness of the central importance of a living soil. 'Only if we perceive the Earth as a living organism, order will emerge in our global economy' (D.N. Dunlop). The conference will be more than just an exchange of knowledge and commitments; it will be a true celebration of life and its living foundation, the soil. During the conference we will compose and present a Soil Declaration and Action Plan.
The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. Soils are the foundation of our human existence, but they are under great threat. At the current rate of degradation, agriculture will not be possible 60 years from now. Every minute, 30 football fields of fertile soil are lost worldwide. We need healthy, living soils for present and future generations.
Living soil is key to biodiversity, responsible water management, carbon sequestration, the regulation of our climate, resilience,
Job Opportunity: SNV Zambia, Climate Smart Agriculture Project Assistant
SNV Zambia is keen to contribute in building resilience to climate changes and shocks in the agriculture value chains by embracing Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) approaches within its Value Chain development work focus in Zambia.
The organisation is looking for an individual to take up the role of Climate Smart Agriculture Project Assistant to support in implementing the project that aims to work with key partners in the Rice and Soya beans value chain.
View the attached document for details. Deadline for applications: 26th December, 2014.
Report - AgriProFocus Expert Meeting on Sustainable Agriculture & Value Chains
Now available on this website: the final report of the AgriProFocus Expert meeting “Vision 2030: Making current approaches work for sustainable agriculture. How can agro-ecology and other approaches support farmers to feed the world sustainably by 2030?”
During the meeting, participants shared a sense of urgency to support the further greening of agriculture in the context of the combined global food, environmental and climate challenges. It became clear that different approaches to greening agriculture (agro-ecology, climate-smart agriculture, the landscape approach, etc.) all have their merits. Greening of agriculture needs a multi-scale and multi-stakeholder approach in which public sector, civil society, companies and knowledge institutions all have a role to play, with a special focus on entrepreneurial farmers producing for local and regional food markets. Whereas producers, consumers and... Read more