This technical document aims to highlight recent experiences with country-level implementation of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) to identify some key lessons to incorporate in ongoing efforts to expand the use of the approach in developing countries. Section 1 describes the evolution of the concept of CSA since the Hague conference. Section 2 introduces the building blocks for developing a CSA strategy and combines them into a coherent framework. In sections 3 to 6 the paper goes into more depth on the building blocks, the data needed and potential approaches for prioritizing action. Finally section 7 provides some guiding principles on CSA investments. This background document has been prepared for the Second Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change organized in Hanoi, Vietnam, from 3-7 September 2012.

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Organization: FAO

Topics: Agriculture and Food, Adaptation, Mitigation, Governance – General, Policy Instruments

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2012

Language: English