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Climate-Smart Agriculture

On the ground

Showing results on the ground is essential if farmers, national policy makers, international organizations and donors are to be persuaded to make climate-smart agriculture a priority.

At times the transition of the agricultural sectors (including crops, livestock, forestry. fisheries and aquaculture) towards more sustainable and climate-smart production systems starts at national level.

Foresters and fishers need to be provided with the knowledge and tools to adopt climate-smart production systems. To achieve this countries need to:

  • Assess current and future impacts of climate change
  • Identify adaptation strategies
  • Create an enabling environment for farmers

The capacity development of all stakeholders involved supports the adoption of CSA at field level. Different FAO approaches to capacity development include Farmer/Pastoralist Field Schools, training and demonstration centres, Participatory Action Research and Training of Trainers.