Climate-smart agriculture seeks to increase sustainable productivity, strengthen farmers’ resilience, reduce agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration. It strengthens food security and delivers environmental benefits. Climate-smart agriculture includes proven practical techniques — such as mulching, intercropping, conservation agriculture, crop rotation, integrated crop-livestock management, agroforestry, improved grazing, and improved water management — and innovative practices such as better weather forecasting, more resilient food crops and risk insurance.
African Union; CGIAR; Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Republic of South Africa; FAO; IFAD; Program on Forests
The World Bank. 2015. Climate Smart Agriculture: A Call to Action. Washington D.C. USA.