CSAP is a 3-year programme for East and Southern Africa. It works with a broad range of organisations to support implementation of the COMESA – EAC – SADC 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.
- CSAP headquarters are in Pretoria, and it covers all COMESA, EAC and SADC countries
- It is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID)
- This contract is led by ASI, in partnership with LTS, PWC, Future Agricultures, and PMTC Zambia
The 3-year programme of scoping, design and initial implementation may be extended on the basis of positive external review.
Evidence is needed on climate smart agricultural technologies that increase yields, increase resilience to drought, reduce erosion, maintain soil fertility and increase carbon sequestration – the five wins.
There is significant emerging experience in parts of the region. In countries with significant CA pilot experience this needs to be scaled-up; in countries with less experience pilots are needed to set the foundation for scale-up. Together, this would test and improve the evidence available, making it more powerful for driving change.
This assignment is initially to scope and design the CSAP programme to address these issues, with the implementation to follow.
The LTS team provides technical inputs into all phases of the programme starting with scoping and design. In the scoping phase, LTS provided country specific technical expertise on CSA, inputs on the gender aspects of the topic, drafted a broad communications framework, and led the drafting of the scoping report. In the design phase LTS inputs are focused on refining the communications strategy and taking forward the M&E plan, as well as additional technical inputs into the state of CSA. We anticipate full time roles for LTS staff in implementation.
Value and benefits
The resulting design will:
- Provide an evidence base on the what climate smart agriculture practices work, for whom, where, and under what conditions;
- Deliver results for farmers on the ground, across the region;
- Offer a compelling demonstration effect that informs relevant policies and programmes; and
- Build a network of partners who create a sustainable capacity for adopting and diffusing CSA practices.