Dochas Food security and Livelihoods Working Group Paper on Climate Smart Agriculture

The creation of the Global Alliance on Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) was welcomed by many as the forerunner of a new combined approach to addressing climate change and the expected increases in global food insecurity. However, there is a growing controversy regarding the interpretation of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) in the adaptation versus mitigation debate, and what this means for smallholder farmers in developing countries. In light of the foregoing, and of the Irish Government’srecent signing up to the Alliance, we as members of the Dóchas Livelihoods, Food and Nutrition Security Working Group have come together to offer our view of CSA and propose core elements to contextualize it within the reality of smallholder farmers. Read more in the attached document.