Photo: G. Smith (CIAT)

Photo: G. Smith (CIAT)

Partnership is a critical step to achieve a systematic change in how to address the challenge of providing food security and improving livelihoods in the face of climate change. Through working together, Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) can be moved to the next level. Partners who are committed to transforming Africa’s agriculture include regional economic communities (RECs), governments, private sector, international, regional and national inter-governmental and non- governmental organizations, civil society organizations, farmer organizations, regional and national agricultural and climate research systems and farmers. These partners need to identify common goals and foster new working partnerships that can deliver systemic change on the ground, advance research and adapt new practices and technologies.

Examples of CSA partnerships include:

 

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The Climate-Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN)

The Climate-Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) is a group of volunteers (based in eight countries in sub saharan Africa, also United States of America and Europe) – linked across the world via an online platform to share findings and seek advice for their practical projects – that have a strong interest in CSA and the environment.The main objective of the CSAYN is to create awareness, sensitize and build the productive capacity of young people and people living with disabilities (PLWD) on CSA concepts for adaptation, reducing emissions (mitigation) and increasing food productivity in a sustainable manner. Read more…

 

 

 

CSAP Logo whiteClimate- Smart Agriculture Partnership for Africa (CSAP Africa)

The Climate-Smart Partnership for Africa (CSAP Africa) is a voluntary arrangement that brings together regional economic communities (RECs), governments, private sector, international, regional and national inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organisations, farmer organizations, regional and national agricultural and climate research systems and farmers committed to transforming Africa’s agriculture in a changing climate through adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA).

CSAP Africa aims to catalyze CSA mainstreaming and share learning for fast tracking national readiness to implement CSA regional and country programs, enhance synergy between the ministries of environment and agriculture, and strengthen the capacity of governments to partner strategically with private sector in implementation of CSA country programs. CSAP Africa works with all the actors along the agricultural value chain and food systems, (including post-harvest losses, gender and youth), as well as bilateral and multilateral agencies to support consolidation of fragmented CSA approaches. The aim is to transform these into well-coordinated evidence-based multi-year CSA regional and country programs in the context of the CAADP regional and national agricultural and food security investment plans. Such programs would generate a greater multiplier effect on the national economy and build resilience and improve the livelihoods of the smallholder farmers while contributing to environmental sustainability. Read more…