Testing climate-smart agricultural technologies and practices in Southeast Asia: a manual for priority setting

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The project Integrated agricultural technologies for enhanced adaptive capacity and
resilient livelihoods in climate-smart villages (CSVs) of Southeast Asia aims to
provide climate-smart agriculture options to enhance adaptive capacity among CSV
farmers and stakeholders, and contribute to more climate-resilient livelihoods, in
selected sites in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam. In order to facilitate a
participatory process leading to the selection of the most effective technologies and
practices, a team of CCAFS researchers worked on the development of a prioritysetting
manual. This manual includes a number of principles and a sequence of six
steps which were developed based on a critical review of past and ongoing
participatory climate-smart technology selection experiences carried out as part of
CCAFS in Africa and Asia, the experiences of the research team with similar
processes and activities and were complemented by insights from the literature. A
draft of the manual was put to test by the CIAT-Asia coordinated project research
team in Ma village in the north of Vietnam in July 2015.


Vernooy R, Bertuso A, Le BV, Pham H, Parker L, Kura Y. 2015. Testing climate-smart technologies and practices in South-east Asia: a manual for priority setting. CCAFS Working Paper no. 133. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).


  • Vernooy, Ronnie
  • Bertuso A
  • Le BV
  • Pham H
  • Parker L
  • Kura Y