What is Climate-Smart Agriculture?

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Climate-smart agriculture may be defined as an approach for transforming and reorienting agricultural development under the new realities of climate change.

The most commonly used definition is provided by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), which defines Climate-smart agriculture as “agriculture that sustainably increases productivity, enhances resilience (adaptation), reduces/removes GHGs (mitigation) where possible, and enhances achievement of national food security and development goals.”

In this definition, the principal goal of climate-smart agriculture is identified as food security and development; while productivity, adapation and mitigation are identified as the three interlinked pillars necessary for achieveing this goal.

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