The Climate Smart Agriculture Programme, now known as VUNA, is a £23 million DFID funded programme that supports smallholder farmers in east and southern Africa to adapt to climate change. As well as delivering results on the ground, the programme also aims to provide a transformative evidence base and offer a compelling demonstration effect to inform policy and programmes. The long term goal of VUNA is to achieve transformative change across the agriculture sector of East and Southern Africa, to increase the climate resilience of the majority of smallholder farmers. To achieve this VUNA aims to:
Each of VUNA’s projects works towards the following key aims of VUNA’s approach:
Across East and Southern Africa, VUNA is:
VUNA works with smallholder farmers, farmers unions, private sector companies, organisations, governments, research institutions, civil society groups and regional economic communities. Working with our partners ASI, the LTS team are providing a range of technical inputs into all phases of the programme starting with scoping and design.
We work with new and existing CSA activities in five initial focus countries: Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In a later stage of work, VUNA will begin to inform CSA activities in additional countries to build a regional CSA coalition across East and Southern Africa.