Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) seeks to increase productivity, strengthen farmers’ resilience to climate change, and reduce agriculture’s contribution to climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing carbon storage on farmland. Climate-smart agriculture includes proven practical techniques — such as mulching, intercropping, conservation agriculture, crop rotation, integrated crop-livestock management, agroforestry, improved grazing, and improved water management — but also innovative practices such as better weather forecasting, early warning systems and risk insurance.

Our training programmes target policymakers, farmers and other stakeholders to implement climate-smart agriculture tools and practices and policies in Africa. NEPAD has set a target of empowering 6 million farmers in Africa to adopt climate-smart agriculture practices, to achieve that significant capacity building is required. In response that goal, we have therefore developed the bespoke training programme to accelerate the transition to climate smart agriculture in Africa.