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Contract Award: “Climate Smart Agriculture Programme”

The Climate Smart Agriculture Programme (CSAP) is a three-year programme for East and Southern Africa. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), CSAP works with a broad range of organisations to support implementation of the Tripartite’s (COMESA, EAC and SADC’s) Programme on Climate Change. CSAP will develop the evidence base (what works, where and for whom) for a range of low cost Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) technologies, based on Conservation Agriculture (CA), that increase yields, increase resilience to drought, reduce erosion, maintain soil fertility and increase carbon sequestration – the five wins. This will include Conservation Agriculture and agro-forestry, combined, where appropriate, with linked support to integrated pest management, improved water management and drought resilient crop and livestock breeds and practices for which there is significant emerging experience in the region. In countries with significant CA pilot experience there will be a scaling-up process; in countries with less experience there will be a series of pilots to set the foundation for scale-up.

Service areas:
climate change