Climate-Smart Agriculture

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach that helps to guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing climate. CSA aims to tackle three main objectives: sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes; adapting and building resilience to climate change; and reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas emissions, where possible.

CSA is an approach for developing agricultural strategies to secure sustainable food security under climate change.   CSA provides the means to help stakeholders from local to national and international levels identify agricultural strategies suitable to their local conditions.   CSA is one of the 11 Corporate Areas for Resource Mobilization under the FAO’s Strategic Objectives. It is in line with FAO’s vision for Sustainable Food and Agriculture and supports FAO’s goal to make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and more sustainable".

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The chakra is an age-old agroforestry system in the Amazon, where more than 100 food species, including cocoa are cultivated. This system guarantees the food security of the Kichwa communities.  This project under the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) whose facilitation unit is hosted by FAO, supports the harvesting of wild cocoa.