Mecanismo flexible multiasociados (FMM)

Building the basis for scaling up Climate Smart Agriculture

Objective

To increase food security for smallholder producers in southern Africa and Viet Nam via greater stability of agricultural production and incomes, while reducing emissions growth vis-à-vis following a conventional growth strategy.

Major results

•   Analysed and validated climate variability in Malawi, Zambia and Viet Nam.
•  Downscaled climate projections and assessments of climate change impacts on crop
yields in Malawi and Zambia based on the MOSAICC approach.
•   Screened availability and suitability of leguminous cover crops and forages to the
Malawian and Zambian farming systems and agro-climate for an efficient adoption or
up scaling of conservation agriculture.
•  Screened availability and suitability of trees and shrubs in the context of conservation
agriculture for Malawi, Viet Nam and Zambia.
•   Collected baseline data for country specific input parameters of the Global Livestock
Environmental Assessment Model and assessed emission profiles and potential
to improve productivity, resilience and mitigation for livestock production
intensification options.
•   Designed and implemented baselines for impact assessment of the adoption and/or
up-scaling of conservation agriculture in Malawi and Zambia, including collection of
detailed baseline data through appropriate sampling strategy.
•   Worked with national partners to develop national adaptation plans (NAPs) to deliver
relevant inputs on crop, fishery and livestock sustainable intensification strategies
suitable to the national adaptation plan.