CSA Alliances and Networks

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is context specific and interventions are determined through social, economic and environmental conditions where it will be applied. Scaling CSA requires knowledge, an enabling policy environment, and accountability for impact. Putting all these elements in place requires the engagement and commitment of all key stakeholders, including governments, farmers’ organizations, national and international civil society organizations, the private sector, research institutions, and international and inter-governmental bodies.

Over the years, a number of different multi-stakeholder alliances and networks have been established at the national, regional and global levels to support the dissemination and implementation of CSA.

These alliances and networks have been established based on bottom-up, inclusive, independent and voluntary processes, with specific objectives, functioning and institutional setting. The emergence of CSA alliances and platforms worldwide is a positive and strong signal to the international community on the willingness of all stakeholders, at various levels of action, to tackle the climate challenges in the agricultural sectors, based on joint efforts and context-specific approaches.

To achieve this, GACSA focuses on action, knowledge and practice sharing and learning, that inspires its members, promotes far-ranging dialogue that encourages concerted advocacy, and where all relevant voices can be heard.

Representatives of the regional CSA alliances and networks gather during the GACSA Annual Forum, to dialogue, share experiences, challenges and concerns, and to promote climate smart agriculture and food systems in an integrated manner aligned with local, national and regional priorities. 

Click here to read the news on the event and click here to read the report. 

For any additional information, please contact the GACSA Facilitation Unit at GACSA-Facilitation-Unit@fao.org.