Oct 17, 2014 the dutch prime minister, mark rutte, announced the launch of the new global alliance for climate smart agriculture, involving governments, corporations, research institutes and ngos. The global institutional landscape of food and agriculture. Why climatesmart agriculture, forestry and fisheries. The programme related to agriculture must include measures which improves productivity, farm income, minimizes the risk to climate change effect, and reduces the green house gas emission. National climatesmart agriculture and food security. The north american climate smart agriculture alliance operates under the wing of solutions from the land sfl, a notforprofit corporation focused on land based solutions to global challenges. One year ago, a global alliance for climate smart agriculture was launched in new york. Summary of climatesmart agriculture in the 2017 san. Public disclosure authorized climatesmart healthcare. Name of initiative, global alliance for climatesmart agriculture gacsa. An inclusive consultative process is urgently needed to streamline sdg 2 actions, which could culminate in an sdg 2 leaders alliance, for stronger global accountability and support at country level.
In its climate change action plan, the world bank committed to working with countries to deliver climatesmart agriculture that achieves the triple win of increased productivity, enhanced resilience, and reduced emissions. Climate smart methods are part of our 2017 sustainable agriculture standard and will be even more central in our upcoming new standard. Interested members, including mr ernie shea north american climate smart agriculture alliance and mr mark manis usda, may contact the facilitator. The rainforest alliance has long been at the forefront of developing and implementing climate smart agriculture solutions. A coalition formed by 14 governments and 32 organizations will aim to enable 500 million farmers around the world to practice climatesmart agriculture. Climatesmart agriculture csa is an approach for transforming agriculture under the new realities of climate change. Nov 27, 2014 the government says that the global alliance for climate smart agriculture gacsa will have a key role to play at the global level.
Gacsa global alliance for climatesmart agriculture gafsp global agriculture and food security program gain global alliance for improved nutrition hlpe high level panel of experts on food security and nutrition of the cfs hltf high level task force iadb interamerican development bank ida international development association. Feeding an evergrowing global population is an immense challenge. Globally, direct agricultural practices generate 1012% of ghgs. Climate smart agriculture csa is taking on an increasingly higher profile through efforts such as the september 2014 launch of the global alliance on climate smart agriculture gacsa at the u. Global alliance on climate smart agriculture aodaniel hayduk. Hegadorn led negotiations to create the global alliance for climate smart agriculture, negotiated the overhaul of the uns fao and the committee on world food security, and helped negotiate the return of u. Climate smart agriculture alliance nacsaa to conduct a threeyear climate. It is a theme we have seen in a number of recent reports by leading organizations, including. Readings and videos climatesmart agriculture guide. Global alliance of climatesmart agriculture impactfulaid.
The policy document national climatesmart agriculture and food security action plan of ghana 20162020 provides the implementation framework for an effective development of climatesmart agriculture in the ground. Global alliance for climatesmart agriculture climate. The alliance will help governments, farmers, scientists, businesses, and civil society, as well as regional unions and international organizations, to adjust agricultural, forestry. Climate smart, sustainable agriculture gmo answers. National climatesmart agriculture and food security action. Bulletin of the aquaculture association of canada, 104. It also highlights concerns and flaws identified in.
Global alliance for climatesmart agriculture launched news. Climate smart agriculture csa appeared as a concept on the policy agenda in 2009 and comes from an increased concern within the global development community in general, and within the fao in particular, regarding the impacts of climate change on global food security. Obama administration launches global alliance for climate. How climatesmart agriculture can help in countries where the economy is heavily based on agriculture, development of the agricultural sector is the most efficient poverty reduction measure. An alliance of partners created to stimulate accelerated scaling up of csa and thereby facilitating. The alliance is producerled and focused on utilizing climatesmart agriculture csa strategies to enhance the adaptive capacity of north america agriculture. The wbg portfolio will also increase its focus on impact at scale and be rebalanced to have a greater focus on adaptation. Climatesmart agriculture overseas development institute. Thats why today were announcing the launch of the global alliance for climate smart agriculture. Global alliance for climate smart agriculture the vision of the alliance is to improve peoples food security and nutrition in the face of climate change. Jan 21, 2020 our commitment to climate smart agriculture. Kawamura left to right highlighted the role of biofuels in reducing transportation sector emissions and lifted up the potential for climate smart. Agriculture and food systems are heavily influenced by socioeconomic conditions such as changing patterns of consumption, macroeconomic policies, political conflict and the spread of disease.
Why climatesmart agriculture isnt all its cracked up to. Integrating climate smart agriculture into policy, strategies and planning at regional, national, and local levels and across landscapes. The new global alliance on climate smart agriculture states that it aims to be the forum to deliver the necessary thinking, exchange and action that can enable farming to deal with the impacts, and reduce its contribution to climate change. North american climate smart agriculture alliance nacsaa. Gacsa is an independent alliance, governed by its members through a strategic committee and its cochairs.
Its development has been made possible through the active engagement of various public and private institutions and organizations in ghana. On september 29, the united nations food and agriculture organization fao director general jose graziano da silva issued a call for climate smart agriculture and a paradigm shift towards sustainable agriculture and family farming. Although its currently below the radar, both public and privatesector. Global alliance for climatesmart agriculture gacsa m. Since its launch in 2014 the global alliance for climate smart agriculture gacsa has consolidated as a platform where people and institutions come together to work on solutions regarding technical, policy and investment issues required to achieve sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition in the face of climate change. The action plan is therefore an effort to translate to the ground level the broad national goals and objectives in climate smart agriculture. Climatesmart agriculture overseas development institute odi. The relationships among climate change, agriculture and food security are complex and dynamic.
The north american climate smart agriculture alliance. Leslie lipper, senior environmental economnist at the food and agriculture organisation of the united nations, explains climate smart agriculture bruce campbell, program director of the cgiar research program on climate change, agriculture and food security, talks about climate change and the future of food security. Gacsas knowledge action group has developed a compendium that provides examples of more than 20 different approaches of how agricultural extension can support climate smart agriculture, with contributions from seventeen institutions and over 30 contributors worldwide please click on the image below to read the full compendium. Climate smart agriculture csa may be defined as an approach for transforming and reorienting agricultural development under the new realities of climate change lipper et al. Of course, this concept of climate smart agriculture could help focus attention on critical issues. Sfl functions as the fiduciary agent for the alliance and serves as the nacsaa secretariat. Its vision is to improve food security, nutrition and resilience in the face of climate change. Climate smart agriculture is a recent concept and approach launched by fao. Global alliance for climate smart agriculture gacsa is a voluntary and multistakeholder platform on climate smart agriculture csa.
Climatesmart agriculture csa may be defined as an approach for transforming and reorienting agricultural development under the new realities of climate change lipper et al. Global alliance for climatesmart agriculture climate initiatives. Climatesmart agriculture will serve as a new promotional space for the planets worst social and environmental offenders in agriculture. A delegation from nacsaa participated in cop 25 to carry the message that todays agricultural renaissance deserves global recognition. The mission of the alliance is to address the challenges facing food security and agriculture by tapping the wealth and diversity of resources, knowledge, information and expertise, from and between its members, in order to. Launching the global alliance on climatesmart agriculture. Launch of an alliance on climate smart agriculture acsa to provide a mechanism to coordinate and support the global adoption of csa. The idea was born eight months ago, when an international delegation of leadersincluding many from the usda, the state department, and usaidmet in south africa for the global conference on climate change, food security, and agriculture. Csa into policies, strategies, planning and funding mechanisms, at the global, regional, national, and local levels, and across landscapes and issues. Feb 21, 2017 thats why today were announcing the launch of the global alliance for climate smart agriculture. Climate change, agriculture and food security ccafs. How climate smart agriculture can help in countries where the economy is heavily based on agriculture, development of the agricultural sector is the most efficient poverty reduction measure. The second part of this paper focuses on the global alliance for climatesmart agriculture. Gacsa csa documents gacsa global alliance for climate.
The declaration argued that criteria for deciding what can or cannot be called climate smart across the spectrum of organizations working on csa projects has become broad enough to justify unsustainable developments and. The various projects are the result of multilevel activities carried out to identify the technical. Summary of climatesmart agriculture in the 2017 san sustainable agriculture standard september 2016 233 broadway, 28th floor new york, ny 102792899 tel. The concept of climatesmart agriculture csa has gained international attention from scientists, policy makers, and farmers alike, as a framework for balancing the. Mar 01, 2015 therefore a need to focus on climate smart agriculture is derived from the existing challenges. Saharan africa, and puts forward principles and ideas for a reformed food and agriculture global landscape. Sep 28, 2015 the concept of climate smart agriculture is one way that some policymakers, companies and various stakeholders are promoting to push this agenda forward. The proposed global alliance on climatesmart agriculture seems to be yet another strategy by powerful players to prop up industrial agriculture, which undermines the basic human right to food. The global alliance for climatesmart agriculture welcomes new coordinator simon leiva. Adaptive management involves responses taken by producers and the value chain to. Sep 28, 2015 moreover, the concept of climate smart agriculture as used by the global alliance does not involve any criteria to define what can or cannot be called climate smart, nor any criteria for membership in the alliance itself concretely, almost everything can be considered climatesmart by the members of the global alliance, including the extensive use of gmos or chemical fertilizers.
Launching the global alliance on climate smart agriculture. Climate summit and the executive order on climate resilient international development. Climatesmart agriculture csa is taking on an increasingly higher profile through efforts such as the september 2014 launch of the global alliance on climate smart agriculture gacsa at the u. Agriculture will be dedicated to preparing gacsas engagement at the event in bonn. To help you navigate these myriad entry points we have grouped them under. Productivity, mitigation and adaptation actions can take place at different technological, organizational, institutional and political levels. Global alliance for climatesmart agriculture gacsa.
Climate smart agriculture csa is an approach that helps to guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing climate. The sustainability of efforts to feed record global populations is significantly threatened as agricultural systems suffer increasing unpredictability of weather and longterm shifts in. The international alliance on climatesmart agriculture project was funded by the ministry of environment, land and sea of italy imels and implemented by fao, in order to advance knowledgesharing, learning and partnershipbuilding around the csa approach and to create a global alliance for climatesmart agriculture gacsa. North america climate smart agriculture alliance adaptive.
The most commonly used definition is agriculture that sustainably increases productivity, enhances resilience adaptation, reducesremoves ghgs mitigation where possible, and enhances achievement of national food security and development goalsfao 20. Gacsa is an inclusive, voluntary and actionoriented multistakeholder platform on climatesmart agriculture csa. Activities online consultation held between 829 april 2014 to identify the major knowledge priorities and key areas of work. Agriculture affects and is affected by climate change in a wide range of ways and there are numerous entry points for initiating csa programmes or enhancing existing activities. Add to that deforestation, and agri culture accounts for 25% of global ghg emissions. Since the 1 january fao is hosting the facilitation unit of gacsa with is supported through a multi donor trust fund. About gacsa global alliance for climatesmart agriculture. A short history of the evolution of the climate smart. The objectives of the action groups is to provide the services and address knowledge gaps required by members and other entities to undertake their csa upscaling actions and interventions. The alliance concerns itself with avoidance and adaptation measures with regard to climate change in agriculture. As climate change impacts expand in reach and severity, global food systems face risks of reduced agricultural production, market volatility, and threats to rural livelihoods and food security foley et al.
Africa, or africa climatesmart agriculture alliance, is designed to support the rapid scalingup of climatesmart agriculture csa across africa, through the collaborative efforts and practical, ontheground experience of alliance members in agricultural research and implementation. Global alliance for climatesmart agriculture launched. Agriculture and food production, and the people who depend on them, will be severely and increasingly impacted by climate change. The sustainability of efforts to feed record global populations is significantly threatened as agricultural systems suffer increasing unpredictability of weather and longterm shifts in climate. Climatesmart agriculture csa is an approach that helps to guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing climate. It aims for a form of agriculture that is highly productive and adequately considers social and ecological aspects. Summary of climate smart agriculture in the 2017 san sustainable agriculture standard september 2016 233 broadway, 28th floor new york, ny 102792899 tel.755 608 1562 1449 1006 1508 232 885 488 492 137 1540 29 1060 289 964 680 1444 861 1538 1172 277 478 448 1401 1402 238 433 637 1453 801 1137 366 1419 705 1024 1041 472 674 716 646 32 1187 453 1431 33