A new open-source book containing previously undocumented scientific evidence that could help practitioners bring CSA to scale is published.
For nearly ten years climate-smart agriculture (CSA) has been promoted as a way to address the twin challenges of climate change and food security—yet many basic questions remain unanswered. With funding from UK Aid through Vuna, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and partners mobilized researchers and practitioners from 48 institutions into an ambitious data-leakage endeavor, The CSA Papers. The mission was clear: to release previously undocumented scientific evidence that could help practitioners bring CSA to scale. The result: a 323-page open-source book, with 36 accompanying graphical notes, revealing profound insights and considerations for how to look at agricultural transformation under growing climate risks.
Read the original blogpost on CCAFS website.
Photo: The Agroforestry Food Security Programme in Malawi (Supported by the Irish Aid). Charlie Pye-Smith.