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Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance Launched

“The Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance is the first such continental platform following the 2014 Malabo Declaration for mainstreaming climate change in agriculture,” said Mrs Estherine Fotabong, NEPAD Programmes Director, at the first Africa CSA Alliance Forum that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 13.

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is agriculture that sustainably increases productivity, resilience and adaptation, as well as contributes towards reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. It therefore leads to overall food security and nutrition in the face of climate change. Mrs Fotabong emphasised the importance of building capacity at all levels, especially for smallholder farmers and institutions in order to attain the goal of 25 million African farmers practising climate-smart agriculture by 2025.

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Crédits: AK-Project