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.