Climate-Smart Agriculture in Sri Lanka | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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Date of publication: 
January 2016
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handle:10568/69548
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The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects
the ambition to improve the integration of agriculture
development and climate responsiveness. CSA aims to
achieve food security and broader development goals under a
changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives
sustainably increase agriculture productivity, enhance resilience
of agro-systems, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases
(GHGs) from agriculture production, and require planning to
address tradeoffs and synergies between these three pillars:
productivity, adaptation, and mitigation [1]. While the
concept is new, and still evolving, many of the practices that
constitute CSA already exist worldwide and are used by farmers
to different degrees to cope with various production risks [2].
Mainstreaming CSA requires a critical stocktaking of existing
and promising agricultural production practices for the future,
and of institutional and financial enablers for CSA adoption. This
country profile provides a snapshot of a developing baseline
created to initiate the discussion about entry points for investing
in and scaling up CSA in Sri Lanka.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
World Bank International Center for Tropical Agriculture
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Mission

To reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture.

People

CIAT’s staff includes about 200 scientists. Supported by a wide array of donors, the Center collaborates with hundreds of partners to conduct high-quality research and translate the results into development impact. A Board of Trustees provides oversight of CIAT’s research and financial management.

Values

The mission of The World Bank Economic Review is to encourage and support research in the field of development economics. We seek to publish and disseminate innovative theoretical and empirical research that identifies, analyzes, measures, and evaluates the macro and micro-economic forces that promote or impede economic development with a view towards providing the knowledge necessary for designing, implementing, and sustaining effective development policies in low and middle income countries.

Data provider

CGIAR (CGIAR)

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.

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