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Climate-smart agriculture for food security

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  • Lipper, Leslie
  • Thornton, Philip
  • Campbell, Bruce M.
  • Baedeker, Tobias
  • Braimoh, Ademola
  • Bwalya, Martin
  • Caron, Patrick
  • Cattaneo, Andrea
  • Garrity, Dennis
  • Henry, Kevin
  • Hottle, Ryan
  • Jackson, Louise
  • Jarvis, Andrew
  • Kossam, Fred
  • Mann, Wendy
  • McCarthy, Nancy
  • Meybeck, Alexandre
  • Neufeldt, Henry
  • Remington, Tom
  • Pham Thi Sen
  • Sessa, Reuben
  • Shula, Reynolds
  • Tibu, Austin
  • Torquebiau, Emmanuel F.
NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE Volume: 4 Issue: 12 Pages: 1068-1072 Published: 2014
1758-678X eISSN: 1758-6798

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an appraoch for tranforming and reorienting agricultural systems to support food security under the new realities of climate change. Widespread changes in rainfall and temperature patterns threaten agricultural production and increase the vulnerability of people dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, which includes most of the world's poor. Climate change disrupts food markets, posing population-wide risk to food supply. Threats can be reduced by increasing the adaptive capacity of farmers as well as increasing resilience and resource use efficiency in agricultural production systems. CSA promotes coordinated actions by farmers, researchers, private sector, civil society and policymakers towards climate-resilient pathways through four main action areas (1) building evidence; (2) increasing local institutional effectiveness; (3) fostering coherence between climate and agricultural policies; and (4) linking climate and agricultural financing. CSA differs from 'business-as-usual' approaches by emphasizing the capacity to implement flexible, context-specific solutions, supported by innovative policy and financing actions.

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  • Environment/Ecology
  • Geosciences
  • Social Sciences
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  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences

[Lipper, Leslie; Cattaneo, Andrea; Mann, Wendy; Meybeck, Alexandre; Sessa, Reuben] United Nations FAO, Food & Agr Org, I-00153 Rome, Italy; [Thornton, Philip] ILRI, Nairobi 00100, Kenya; [Thornton, Philip; Campbell, Bruce M.; Jarvis, Andrew] Univ Copenhagen, CGIAR, Res Program Climate Change Agr & Food Secur CCAFS, Dept Plant & Environm Sci,Fac Sci, DK-1958 Copenhagen, Denmark; [Campbell, Bruce M.; Hottle, Ryan; Jarvis, Andrew] Int Ctr Trop Agr CIAT, Cali, Colombia; [Baedeker, Tobias; Braimoh, Ademola; Hottle, Ryan] World Bank, Washington, DC 20433 USA; [Bwalya, Martin] OSU, Int Programs Agr, Columbus, OH 43210 USA; [Bwalya, Martin] Ohio State Univ, Sch Environm & Nat Resources, Off Int Programs Agri, Columbus, OH 43210 USA; [Caron, Patrick] New Partnership Africas Dev NEPAD, ZA-1685 Johannesburg, South Africa; [Garrity, Dennis; Torquebiau, Emmanuel F.] French Agr Res Ctr Int Dev CIRAD, Montpellier 5, France; [Henry, Kevin; Neufeldt, Henry] World Agroforestry Ctr ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya; [Hottle, Ryan] Colorado State Univ, Sch Global Environm Sustainability, Ft Collins, CO 80523 USA; [Jackson, Louise] Univ Calif Davis, Dept Land Air & Water Resources, Davis, CA 95616 USA; [Kossam, Fred] Minist Environm & Climate Charge Management, Dept Climate Change & Met Serv, Blantyre, Malawi; [McCarthy, Nancy] Law Econ & Agr Dev LEAD Analyt, Washington, DC USA; [Remington, Tom] Int Potato Ctr CIP, Lilongwe 3, Malawi; [Pham Thi Sen] Viet Nam NOMAFSI, Northern Mt Agr & Forestry Sci Inst, Phu Tho Dist, Phu Tho Provinc, Vietnam; [Shula, Reynolds] Minist Agr & Livestock, Dept Agr, Lusaka, Zambia; [Tibu, Austin] Minist Agr & Food Secur, Land Resources Conservat Dept, Lilongwe, Malawi

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Lipper, L (reprint author), United Nations FAO, Food & Agr Org, Viale Terme Caracalla, I-00153 Rome, Italy.

  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • South Africa
  • United States
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
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