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Climate-smart agriculture

Climate

Climate change already affects agricultural productivity – especially of poor smallholder farmers. By 2030, 90% of the world’s major crops, including maize, rice and wheat, will experience reduced or stagnant growth rates as a result of climate change. It is therefore essential that farmers are supported to adopt climate-smart agriculture to sustain their livelihoods.

Our approach

The promise of climate-smart agriculture will only be realised with innovative market-led delivery mechanisms. Support for innovations such as the use of stress-tolerant seeds, weather insurance and new climate finance models capitalises on existing market mechanisms and new ICT solutions. In parallel CTA continues to build an evidence base showing the benefits of adopting CSA at the farm level in ACP countries.

Critical to success will be our continued partnerships on the ground, or with intermediaries (agribusinesses, insurers and weather services), knowledge generators and policy makers.

Impact stories

Key figures

CTA shows the benefits of adopting Climate Smart Agriculturein ACP countries

74K

FARMERS DIGITALLY PROFILED

48,5K

FARMERS RECEIVE WEATHER & ADVISORY SERVICES ELECTRONICALLY

8K

FARMERS HAVE INFORMATION ON DROUGHT TOLERANT SEEDS

400

AGRO-DEALERS TRAINED ON CSA AND DROUGHT TOLERANCE

CTA and climate change

Economic impacts of climate change on priority value chains in the Caribbean

To support the implementation of CTA’s flagship project for the Caribbean, this report is aimed at developing capacity-building efforts for specific groups of farmers engaging in specific production activities in priority value chains so they may improve their access to key markets. This report focuses on the threats climate change poses to the production of two priority value chains in the Caribbean – fruit and vegetables, and roots and tubers.

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