FAQs

What is GACSA?

What is GACSA?

The Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture is a voluntary alliance of partners, dedicated to addressing the challenges facing food security and agriculture by tapping the wealth and diversity of resources, knowledge, information and expertise, from and between its members, in order to stimulate concrete initiatives at all levels

Who can join GACSA?

Who can join GACSA?

The Alliance is open to membership from all sectors, including governments, inter-governmental organizations, farmer organizations, NGOs, civil society groups, research institutes and, private sector, whose objectives and activities are consistent with the vision and mission of GACSA, and who fulfill the criteria for membership. Individuals cannot become members of GACSA.

How does my entity join GACSA?

How does my entity join GACSA?

Entities interested in joining GACSA, should complete the on-line registration form. This will be processed and once your application has been approved you will be contacted by the GACSA Facilitation Unit Team, through the focal point that you have indicated in the registration form, welcoming you to the alliance. The entity is then required to send back a signed letter confirming their intent to be a member of the GACSA alliance.

For more information contact the: GACSA-Facilitation-Unit@fao.org

What are GACSA members expected to do?

What are GACSA members expected to do?

Members are expected to participate in collaborative activities with other members. Members are also welcome to share information, knowledge, expertise and experiences through various channels. This could include providing information on success stories, case studies, good practices, and/or lessons learned to the GACSA database/s; and participating in discussions and conferences. Members can also play an active advocacy role for CSA and CSA-related issues within their countries and sphere of influence, including identifying and, whenever possible, mobilizing funds to promote investments in CSA areas.

What role do countries play in GACSA?

What role do countries play in GACSA?

Country members play a key role as catalysts for action on the ground and advocating CSA in regional an international arenas. Countries are well-placed to understand local needs and priorities, support community development and act as a bridge between local communities, central governments, regional institutions and international agencies.

Does GACSA provide a substitute for actions and commitments by government?

Does GACSA provide a substitute for actions and commitments by government?

GACSA does not substitute action and commitments by governments towards achieving CSA development. GACSA is meant to add value and to enhance the efforts of governments by establishing closer and more effective links between governments and with other IGO and civil society groups working toward similar objectives in mountain areas.

What is the GACSA Facilitation Unit?

What is the GACSA Facilitation Unit?

GACSA is supported by a Facilitation Unit, hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and financed through contributions made by donors into a multi-donor trust fund. The Facilitation Unit provides support to GACSA members to undertake their implementation activities as well and providing key services such as communication, information and knowledge management and exchange processes.