What is Climate-Smart Agriculture? Background, opportunities and challenges

This presentation by William Laguado Cervantes was given at a session titled “Improving livelihoods in the Andean Region: Scaling up innovations to integrate agriculture, forestry and other land uses in a changing climate” at the Global Landscapes Forum in Lima, Peru, on December 6, 2014.

The discussion focused on how to move forward to tackle adaptation and mitigation of climate change for poverty alleviation at the landscape level.

Adaptation to climate change was addressed from the perspective of farmers, and communities, including vulnerable social groups who can generate innovative solutions based on their traditional knowledge. This can be combined with integrated management systems for crops, water, forests and alternative energy sources to help cope with climate change.