Climate Smart Agriculture Success Stories from Farming Communities around the World


A series of success stories of climate smart agriculture in action, has been released by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) to demonstrate the varied ways climate smart agriculture can take shape.


In an effort to inspire future policies and investments for making the world’s one billion farmers most resilient to the immediate threats that climate change poses on their livelihoods, the new booklet Climate Smart Agriculture Success Stories from Farming Communities around the World examines sixteen up to date examples from around the world.

Did you know:

– Over 5 million ha of degraded land in the Sahel have been restored through a practice known as ‘farmer-managed natural regeneration’, increasing the food security of millions of people and enhancing their resilience in the face of climate change.

– Weather-index-based crop insurance has encouraged over 12 million farmers in India to invest in their crops, boosting food security and the resilience of smallholder production systems.

– Denmark’s Green Growth policy has helped reduce the agriculture sector’s carbon footprint while ensuring the sector remains vibrant. Smart measures, such as improved use of manure and a 40% reduction in the use of inorganic fertiliser, have contributed to a 28% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions between 1990 and 2009.

The lack of progress at the UN climate talks, still underway in Warsaw, Poland, have left farming organisations frustrated. The examples set out in this new booklet must serve as inspiration to continue collaboration and knowledge sharing that is already helping to equip farmers with the tools they need to cope in the face of a changing climate.

Download your copy of Climate Smart Agriculture Success Stories from Farming Communities around the World here.

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