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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

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

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Realising climate gains from smallholder chicken farming in Africa

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There is hardly a document on African climate change issues that does not portray livestock husbandry in a negative light - responsible for emitting substantial quantities of greenhouse gases. While it is true that some livestock play a role in generating greenhouse gases, this is not the case across the entire sector. Chickens are among the few domestic animals that have a low environmental impact and carbon footprint, and research is moving forward to develop climate-smart poultry production for African smallholders.

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Climate-smart community seed banks conserve and share essential farm biodiversity resources

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Agrometeorological advisory services for improved climate resilience in Africa

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Multi-stakeholder platforms and alliances advance climate-smart agriculture in Africa

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