Bringing the Concept of Climate-Smart Agriculture to Life

URL: http://ciat.cgiar.org/wp-content/uploads/COP_CSA_Synthesis_ToPrint.pdf

This report offers the most complete overview to date of agricultural technologies considered climate-smart around the world, including specific barriers to their adoption.


While Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is diverse, just five technology clusters (water management, crop tolerance to stress, intercropping, organic inputs, and conservation agriculture) account for almost 50 percent of all CSA technologies identified by experts as climate-smart across the 33 countries. The top 15 technology clusters represent almost 80 percent of all identified technologies.

Capacity needs in the form of training and information was identified as the single largest barrier to CSA adoption across all regions, affecting almost 90 percent of all interventions. Investments in capacity building (for farmers, experts, and decision makers alike) and knowledge dissemination (through public extension services, universities and academia, or the private sector) are critical for ensuring the widespread adoption of CSA, particularly to enable the vital but complex implementation of integrated measures.

Topics: Environment:, Climate change mitigation, Sustainable agriculture and wildlife conservation, Climate change adaptation
Resource Type: strategies and interventions, consumer research
Publisher: World Bank
Date Last Updated: 2021-07-23 11:53:17

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