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Climate smart agriculture

Is Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) a useful term to stimulate and guide a transformation in global farming, or another fashionable phrase with a short shelf-life? Key figures in the research community offer their assessments of CSA, and how it could potentially be funded and scaled up.
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Income from carbon/REDD+ transactions can be used to help achieve CSA. Preventing the expansion of agriculture in forests will require investments to intensify the productivity of existing agricultural areas, amongst other actions.
posted by: Douglas White (19:09:58 Thu 26th January 2012)

It is very inteesting and we have to apply in our areas. I am responsible to improve farmers's knowledge, altitude and practice on sustainable agriculture in dry zone area of Myanmar. It is very useful to encourage not only them but also myself.
posted by: Moe Moe (04:26:34 Wed 9th November 2011)

Thanks for this summary. I have been wondering the same - What's new about CSA? To me it seemed a way to bypass the stalling REDD++ negotiations. In theory, for agricultural economies CSA could be a framework to help making more inclusive policies.
posted by: Elisabeth Simelton (04:37:54 Sat 5th November 2011)

 

 

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