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:

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Sustainably Increase Agricultural Productivity and Livelihoods

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Enhance Adaptive Capacity and Increase Resilience

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Deliver Ecosystem Services, Sequester Carbon, and Reduce and/or Avoid Greenhouse Gas Emissions

APPLICATION

How CSA is implemented

1

Expanding Agricultural Research

and Information

2

Supporting the Development of

Relevant Policy

3

Strengthening National and

Local Institutions

4

Enhancing Financing Options

5

Implementing Practices at the Field Level

Climate-Smart Techniques for Farmers

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Cover Cropping

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.