Agriculture and Climate Change

Challenges and Opportunities at the Global and Local Level - Collaboration on Climate-Smart Agriculture

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This publication presents the achievements of the International Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture project, which include capacity development, training, information-sharing and several country studies. The project notably contributed to feasibility studies in Botswana, Ecuador and Ethiopia, as well as a case study on Italy that showcased conservation agriculture as a successful approach to overcoming soil fertility loss and erosion in 15 regions. The publication demonstrates how the project has laid the foundations for a strong knowledge community to support climate-smart agriculture (CSA) implementation across countries and regions, thereby contributing to international climate commitments and sustainable development in the field of agriculture and food security. The International Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture project was funded by the Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea of Italy (IMELS) and implemented by FAO, in order to advance knowledge-sharing, learning and partnership-building around the CSA approach and to create a Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA).



Imels-FAO collaboration at COP22 and COP23

The Paris Agreement recognizes the importance of food security as part of the international response to climate change. As such, COP22 was an opportunity to share the importance of the linkages between climate change, agriculture and food security. Agriculture sectors are key in addressing climate change.


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