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This booklet provides examples of climate-smart systems by showcasing some FAO success stories in various countries. The cases have been selected from the FAO Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Sourcebook launched in 2013 to show the diversity of potential options across different regions and agricultural systems. It covers subjects such as biodiversity and gender.

This paper assesses farmers’ incentives and the conditioning factors that hinder or promote adaptation strategies. it evaluates the impact of these factors on crop productivity by utilizing household level data collected in 2011 from nationally representative sample households in Malawi.

This report identifies and assesses climate-smart agricultural practices through participatory appraisal tools with experts and farmers, as part of the MICCA pilot project in Kaptumo, Kenya. The aim is to highlight and add climate-smart practices within the ongoing development programme which aims to integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation with improving livelihoods and productivity of the dairy farming system.

Why do we need Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA)? What defines CSA? What is different about CSA? What is the history of CSA? What actions are needed to implement CSA?

Overview and Key messages
7.1 Introduction 
7.2 Climate change impacts 
7.3 Sustainable crop production intensification 
7.4 Underlying principles: management of natural biological processes 
7.5 Climate-smart approaches and practices 
7.6 Conclusions