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Climate-Smart Agriculture in Lesotho

Climate-Smart Agriculture in Lesotho

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September 2018
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The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition
to improve the integration of agricultural development and climate
responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader
development goals under a changing climate and increasing food
demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance
resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases (GHGs); and
require planning to address trade-offs and synergies between
these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation [1].
The priorities of different countries and stakeholders are reflected
to achieve more efficient, effective, and equitable food systems
that address challenges in environmental, social, and economic
dimensions across productive landscapes. While the concept is
new, and still evolving, many of the practices that make up CSA
already exist worldwide and are used by farmers to cope with
various production risks [2]. Mainstreaming CSA requires critical
stocktaking of ongoing and promising 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 discussion, both within countries and globally,
about entry points for investing in CSA at scale.

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International Center for, Tropical Agriculture
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
World, Bank

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