Climate-Smart Agriculture in Borno state of Nigeria
The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases
(GHGs), and require planning to address tradeoffs and synergies between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation . The priorities of different countries and stakeholders are reflected to achieve more efficient, effective, and equitable food systems that address challenges in environmental, social, and economic dimensions across productive landscapes. While the concept is new, and still evolving, many of the practices that make up CSA already exist worldwide and are used by farmers to cope with various production risks . Mainstreaming CSA requires critical stocktaking of ongoing and promising practices for
the future, and of institutional and financial enablers for CSA adoption. This state-level profile provides a snapshot of a developing baseline created to initiate discussion, both within the state and nationally, about entry points for investing in CSA at scale.
FAO, ICRISAT, CIAT, CCAFS. 2019. Climate-Smart Agriculture in Borno state of Nigeria. CSA Country Profiles for Africa Series. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).