Evidence of impact: Climate-smart agriculture in Africa.

A new book published by CTA and CGIAR describes innovative climate-smart agriculture practices with the capacity to increase productivity and build resilience in Africa.

The book Evidence of impact: Climate-smart agriculture in Africa was published by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in December 2014. It aims to raise awareness of innovative agricultural practices for coping with climate change in Africa.

The CTA website describes climate-smart agriculture as including practices and technologies that sustainably increase productivity, support farmers’ adaptation to climate change and reduce levels of greenhouse gases. It can also help governments to achieve national food security and poverty-reduction goals. Climate-smart approaches include diverse components, from farm-level techniques to international policy and finance mechanisms.

The book showcases many innovative climate-smart agriculture practices with the capacity to increase productivity and build resilience in Africa, as CTA writes on its website. Yet these practices remain largely unknown at the continental or even regional level. This book aims at raising awareness of them and their potential.

Featuring a range of inspirational case studies from across Africa’s diverse farming systems and climatic conditions, the book wants to serve as inspiration for future policies and investments.


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Download:Evidence of impact: Climate-smart Agriculture in Africa (CTA and CCAFS, 2014). It is the follow-up to Farming's climate-smart future: placing agriculture at the heart of climate-change policy (CTA and CCAFS, 2011).


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