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Climate-smart agriculture

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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 agriculture in ACP countries

80K

smallholders receive weather advice

30K+

smallholders, of which 14k women, covered by weather insurance

22%

yield losses due to climate change in sub-saharan africa by 2050

CTA and climate change

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Transforming cassava wastes to wealth as a climate-change mitigation strategy in Nigeria

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Cassava production and processing in Nigeria generates large quantities of hazardous wastes and residues. Aside from the environmental hazards, such wastes contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. An innovative climate-smart intervention in Nigeria is to re-use the cassava peels in animal feeds. This reduces the demand for maize for feed, creates new business opportunities from waste, reduces the hazards of the waste and reduces GHG emissions.

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Harnessing synergies of crop-livestock integration for climate-smart agriculture

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Policy networks reinforce climate-smart agriculture in Jamaica

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Realising climate gains from smallholder chicken farming in Africa

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