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AgMIP Becomes Co-convener of GACSA Knowledge Action Group

Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP), led by Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, has assumed the role of co-convener of the knowledge action group. AgMIP replaces FAO, whose two year term expired at the end of 2016.
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GACSA Strategic Committee Teleconference 27 February (15:00-17:00 - Rome time)

The GACSA Strategic Committee is convening via teleconference for important deliberations about the Alliance. You may join the discussion via the internet or by telephone. Please follow the link for call details.
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FAO Releases: Averting risks to the food chain - A compendium of proven emergency prevention methods and tools

The compendium shows how FCC-EMPRES has made a difference in the four areas of animal health, plant protection, food safety and coordination and intelligence through improving information services, strengthening global and regional coordination, establishing regional commissions, building networks and partnerships, implementing effective response campaigns, utilizing environmentally sound control technologies, coordinating...
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Inclusión del enfoque de género en políticas de cambio climático: Un análisis de siete países latinoamericanos

El cambio climático genera impactos diferenciados de género. Por esto, las políticas orientadas a formular estrategias de mitigación y adaptación deben tomar en cuenta necesidades e intereses de mujeres y hombres. Gobiernos, sectores agropecuarios y medioambientales latinoamericanos han ido desarrollando con mayor frecuencia estrategias de adaptación y mitigación al fenómeno...

The Cornell Climate Smart Farming (CSF) Program was established in 2015 by the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions (CICSS), in Ithaca, NY. As a member of GACSA, Cornell University is committed to sharing the information, tools, and resources it is developing to help farmers in the Northeastern United States and globally to become more resilient to extreme weather and climate variability, and reduce their impact on climate change... 

 

Resources 

Strategic Committee Teleconference Documents

Doc 1 Annotated Agenda  -  Doc 2 Minutes of 17 Oct Meeting  -  Doc 3 Finances 2015 to 2017  -  Doc 4 Events Proposal  -  Doc 5 GACSA Storytelling  -  Doc 6 Outline of priorities & principles for funding  -  Doc 7 Annual Forum Proposal  -  EEAG Framework

 

CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE 101 (English)

LA GUÍA ASAC (Español)

L’AGRICULTURE INTELLIGENTE FACE AU CLIMAT 101 (Français)

This is your gateway to implementing CSA. 

The Future of Farming: Exploring Climate Smart Agriculture

Free Online Course: By University of Reading

Began on 23 January 2017

You can still take the course...Register now

Making Climate Finance Work in Agriculture

A new World Bank discussion paper examines innovative ways to use climate finance to improve and increase access to finance for smallholder farmers and SMEs in the agriculture sector, while delivering positive climate outcomes, namely increased resilience and reduced emissions intensity.

The Economic Advantage: Assessing the value of climate-change actions in agriculture

This report is aimed at readers who seek to build economic evidence in support of the inclusion of actions on agriculture in climate change plans and programmes, particularly at the national level under the umbrella of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to the December 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to restrict a rise in global temperatures and manage risks. 

7 CSA Practice Briefs 

GACSA's Knowledge Action Group has developed 7 practice briefs for the inception year of the alliance. These practice briefs are just one of many product types in the group's impressive pipeline of scholarship. These briefs are designed to focus on technical documents on specific Climate-Smart Agricultural practices. 

Please click on the links below to read the full five Practice Briefs:

On 19 May 2016, KAG has also presented 4 practices briefs in a webinar ''Practices to Scale-Up Climate-Smart Agriculture''.

Click on the links below to watch the videos.  

 CSA Practice videos on YouTube 

Over 50 expert presentations have been given on different aspects of climate change and agriculture in the MICCA Programme webinars during the past 3 years. The latest videos on conservation agriculture and climate-smart & gender-sensitive aquaculture can be found here.