Climate Smart Agriculture

Climate smart agriculture (CSA) aims to enhance the capacity of agricultural systems to support food security, incorporating the need for adaptation and the potential for mitigation into sustainable agriculture development strategies. CSA proposes more integrated approaches to the closely linked challenges of food security, development and climate change adaptation/mitigation, to enable countries to identify options with maximum benefits and those where trade-offs need management. CSA recognizes that the implementation of options will be shaped by specific country contexts and capacities, as well as enabled by access to better information, aligned policies, coordinated institutional arrangements and flexible incentives and financing mechanisms. The concept of CSA is evolving and there is no one-size-fits-all blueprint for how it might be pursued.\