Climate-Smart Agriculture in Senegal. CSA Country Profiles for Africa Series

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 GHGs, and require planning to address tradeoffs and synergies between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation [1]. 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 [2]. Mainstreaming CSA requires critical stocktaking of ongoing and promising practices for the future, and of institutional and financial enablers for CSA adoption. This country profile provides a snapshot of a developing baseline created to initiate discussion, both within countries and globally, about entry points for investing in CSA at scale.
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Published on

2016-05-27

Author(s)

  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture
  • United States Agency for International Development

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Citation

CIAT, BFS/USAID. 2016. Climate-Smart Agriculture in Senegal. CSA Country Profiles for Africa Series. Washington, D.C.: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Bureau for Food Security, United States Agency for International Development (BFS/USAID).