World Bank: Scaling up investments in climate smart agriculture
The World Bank is putting its weight behind one of its climate change priorities: climate smart agriculture.
Perceived by many as a framework for achieving “triple wins,” climate smart agriculture (CSA) “sustainably increases productivity, enhances resilience, reduces/removes GHGs, and enhances achievement of national food security and development goals” (FAO, 2010).
The world’s climate is changing quickly and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, with grave consequences for food security and farmer livelihoods. As temperatures rise, rainfall patterns change, and pests and diseases spread, agriculture will have to change too.
Scaling up CSA – to adapt farming systems to climate change and mitigate the impact of climate change – has the potential to benefit millions of farmers in low-income countries.
Read the full story by Melissa Reichwage on the Support CIAT blog: World Bank: Smart investments in “triple win” agriculture
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Melissa Reichwage is Development Coordinator for Resource Mobilization at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).