Moving from Adoption to Sustainability
Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is defined by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization as a global effort that helps to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing climate.
At CBEAR, we aim to ensure the implementation and persistence of smart agricultural practices.
The Three Pillars
CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE AIMS TO:
Sustainably Increase Agricultural Productivity and Livelihoods
Enhance Adaptive Capacity and Increase Resilience
Deliver Ecosystem Services, Sequester Carbon, and Reduce and/or Avoid Greenhouse Gas Emissions
How CSA is implemented
Expanding Agricultural Research
Supporting the Development of
Strengthening National and
Enhancing Financing Options
Implementing Practices at the Field Level
Climate-Smart Techniques for Farmers
Cover cropping is when farmers plant a supplemental crop on fields between growing seasons in order to retain soil nutrients and reduce erosion from bare fallows. Cover cropping increases productivity of the soil by increasing soil organic matter, which also aids in carbon sequestration and increasing soil biodiversity.