To address climate challenges, Feed the Future employs approaches that draw on state-of-the-art science and policy. In a recent Global Learning Evidence Exchange (CSA GLEE), Rob Bertram, USAID|BFS Chief Scientist, commented that climate variations and stressors remain constants as Feed the Future works to address global hunger and food security as:
- Smallholder farmers and rural communities build resilience by sustainably boosting agricultural yields and household income
- Countries and communities transition to agricultural systems that are better adapted to climate change stress
- Farmers and others involved in food production reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activities and their influence on land-use conversion
Forum discussions focus around the concerted efforts with USAID and other USG agencies to implement climate resilient international development to support rollout and implementation of climate-smart agriculture through building capacity, best practices and sharing the learning. Committed to continuing the discussion and provide opportunities to learn with and from fellow practitioners, the following resources will explore various key concepts and approaches of adaptation with flexibility.
Central to program design and interventions is constructing a solid foundation of understanding of the key components and approaches identified within climate-smart agriculture. Addressing the changing needs within our environments requires practitioners to innovate and adapt technologies; working together to design and support solutions. The following provide foundational resources on current CSA approaches.
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A Systems Approach to Resilient Agriculture
Taking a holistic approach brings together the understanding of economic, environmental and social impacts within value chains from production to processing and trade. No one individual, community, or government can do everything; but central to a holistic systems perspective is that everyone needs to be work cooperatively to address the growing demands.