Climate-Smart Agriculture in Cabo Verde

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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 [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.


FAO, ICRISAT, CIAT, CCAFS. 2019. Climate-Smart Agriculture in Cabo Verde. CSA Country Profiles for Africa Series. Rome, Italy:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture
  • CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security