What Is the Scientific Basis for Climate-Smart Agriculture?

Climate Change and Agricultural and Food Security, 2015

4 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2018

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Todd Rosenstock

University of California, Davis

Christine Lamanna

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Aslihan Arslan

FAO of the UN (ESA); UC Davis - Agricultural and Resource Economics; Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Meryl Richards

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: October 1, 2015

Abstract

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is a systematic approach to agricultural development. It intends to address climate change and food security challenges simultaneously across levels, from field management to national policy, with goals to 1) improve food security and agricultural productivity, 2) increase the resilience of farming systems to climate change, and 3) mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or sequester carbon. After the introduction of the CSA concept in 2010, development organizations, national governments, and donors have quickly adopted a “climate-smart” agenda.

Suggested Citation

Rosenstock, Todd and Lamanna, Christine and Arslan, Aslihan and Richards, Meryl, What Is the Scientific Basis for Climate-Smart Agriculture? (October 1, 2015). Climate Change and Agricultural and Food Security, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3300006

Todd Rosenstock

University of California, Davis ( email )

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Christine Lamanna

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Aslihan Arslan (Contact Author)

FAO of the UN (ESA) ( email )

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UC Davis - Agricultural and Resource Economics ( email )

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Kiel Institute for the World Economy ( email )

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Meryl Richards

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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