Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) describes agricultural practices, approaches and systems that sustainably and reliably increase food production and the ability of farmers to earn a living, while protecting or restoring the environment.
CSA aims to build the food and nutrition security of the rural poor so that farm families have access to enough nutritious food at all times, even in the face of a changing climate.
CSA practices enable farming communities to:
sustainably and reliably increase agricultural productivity and incomes;
adapt and build resilience to extreme weather events and a changing climate; and
where appropriate, contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and concentrations.
CGIAR, CIAT, NEPAD, Care, Oxfam, World Vision, CRS, COMESA, ECOWAS, PAFO, CGIAR-CCAFS, FANRPAN, FAO, and FARA.