Implementing and Financing Climate-Smart Agriculture


Climate change poses a serious, increasing threat to food security in many developing countries.  Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) aims to increase the resilience of food production through adaptive measures while also taking into consideration opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration. This CEADIR series discussion will address two critical components of CSA — implementation and financing—with good examples of CSA from sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.Dr. Noel Gurwick of USAID’s Global Climate Change Office will moderate and provide an overview of how USAID helps countries adapt to climate change variability and severe weather events to ensure greater food security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions where appropriate. Michael Godfrey of Abt Associates will share successful experiences of USAID projects in Mali, South Sudan, and Vietnam on adoption of climate-resistant crops and greenhouse gas mitigation in agriculture. Anita Campion of Connexus will highlight sustainable CSA financing in USAID-supported work with smallholder farmer organizations and enterprises in Colombia, Ghana, and Kenya.

The live event and simultaneous webinar will be held at 9:00-10:30 AM (EST) on Wednesday, September 9, 2019.  Please note the change, this month only, from our usual Tuesday schedule.

About the CEADIR Series
USAID’s Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) project hosts a monthly discussion series, Navigating the Climate Economy: Investing for Growth and Resilience. 

The series examines the perspectives of prominent thinkers and players in this evolving arena, showcasing best practices for measuring economic impacts and opportunities to unlock financing for clean energy, sustainable landscapes and adaptation investments.

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