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New brief offers guidance for investing in climate resilience

A farmer in Vietnam's Dong Nai province harvests improved cassava. The new Issue Brief linked below sheds light on the most significant ways in which agricultural extension can create shared value for entire supply chains. Photo: G. Smith (CIAT)
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Feb 3, 2016


Neil Palmer (CIAT)


Rural businesses can play a role in helping farmers adapt to climate change.

With so many promising climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices emerging, the big question now is how to put them into practice. As it turns out, small rural enterprises that work directly with farmers could play a vital role.

By helping to distribute information, technical assistance and funding to farmers, they can help promote and support the adoption of CSA.

In this new issue brief, CCAFS partner Root Capital shares its experiences so far in getting this idea off the ground. It covers the many opportunities for involving a range of stakeholders in the process of building farmer resilience to climate change, the likely barriers involved, and ways to move ahead.

Download the brief: Investing in Resilience: A Shared Value Approach to Agricultural Extension