Building climate resilient cropping systems

In action

Climate-smart crop production practices vary depending on the needs of smallholder farmers. The projects focus on maize based crop systems in subtropical climates  (with Zambia as a focus country) and rice-based crop systems in tropical climates (with Sri Lanka as a focus country).

Subtropical climates: Zambia

A farm system approach captures the interactions between crop production, the environment and the influence of agricultural policy. It aims to prioritize policies and target field level solutions to increase the income and standard of living of smallholder farmers sustainably. [Find out more]

Tropical climates: Sri Lanka

A landscape approach is used to balance competing labour demands and create sustainable solutions to intensify production in upland and lowland crop systems. Understanding the impact of upland practices and how they influence the lowlands and the overall environment, creates sustainable solutions. [Find out more]