New case study on the use of WAPOR in the new FAO publication “Climate-smart agriculture case studies 2021 - Projects from around the world”
The new FAO publication “Climate-smart agriculture case studies 2021 - Projects from around the world” presents Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) case studies from around the world, showing how the approach is implemented to address challenges related to climate change and agriculture. The case studies, including the one focused on the use of WaPOR “Africa and the Near East - using remote sensing to monitor water productivity”, operationalize the five action points for CSA implementation: expanding the evidence base for CSA, supporting enabling policy frameworks, strengthening national and local institutions, enhancing funding and financing options, and implementing CSA practices at field level.
This publication provides examples of the innovative roles that farmers, researchers, government officials, private sector agents and civil society actors can play to transform food systems and help meet the Sustainable Development Goals; it also demonstrates how these actors can collaborate. The case studies discuss context-specific activities that sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes, adapt and build resilience of people and food systems to climate change, and reduce and/or remove greenhouse gas emissions where possible.
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