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Climate-smart agriculture

Helping Malawi, Vietnam and Zambia make the transition to a "climate-smart" approach to agriculture

Climate change and food security are two of the most pressing challenges of our time, and cannot be tackled in isolation from each other.

In 2012, EPIC and the European Union launched Climate-Smart Agriculture: capturing the synergies among mitigation, adaptation and food security, a project that looks at the interrelations between climate change and food security and works with governments, local institutions and universities in some of the poorest regions of Malawi, Viet Nam and Zambia.

The purpose of the project is to support these countries in securing the necessary policy, technical and financial conditions to enable them to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes, build resilience and the capacity of agricultural and food systems to adapt to climate change, and seek opportunities to reduce and remove GHGs in order to meet their national food security and development goals.

Project focus

  1. Provide an evidence base for identifying, developing and implementing practices, policies and investments for Climate-Smart Agriculture
  2. Formulate country-owned strategic frameworks for Climate-Smart Agricultural activities
  3. Formulate Climate-Smart Agriculture investment proposals and identify possible financing sources
  4. Build capacity to plan, implement and finance Climate-Smart Agriculture on the basis of evidence and results provided by project activities

More information: www.fao.org/climatechange/epic/home/en/