Climate-Smart Agriculture in Senegal

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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 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.


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).


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