Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA)
Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is an approach that focuses on the farmer, fisher, and/or herder. It seeks ways to improve the farmer’s productivity and income. It is an approach that helps farmers to adapt to a changing climate and contributes to the mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Our aim as a company is to provide the best examples of how the CSA is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach that can be universally applied but involves different elements embedded in local contexts to achieve CSA’s three pillars: to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and improve farmers’ incomes; to build resilience and adaptation to climate change, and to reduce and/or remove GHG emissions.
To achieve food security and agricultural development goals, adaptation to climate change and lower emission intensities per output will be necessary. This transformation must be accomplished without depletion of the natural resource base. Climate change is already having an impact on agriculture and food security as a result of the increased prevalence of extreme events and increased unpredictability of weather patterns. This can lead to reductions in production and lower incomes in vulnerable areas. These changes can also affect global food prices. It is of great concern to us to grow crops and animals most sustainably thereby preserving the environment for future generations.