SAI Platform launches position paper on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), recognizing the positive role CSA can play while also highlighting the need to clarify its scope and relation to Sustainable Agriculture.
Some stakeholders confuse CSA with “sustainable agriculture”. In order to prevent any further confusion, and possible reputation risks to the agricultural sector, Inter-Governmental Organizations and others should define CSA’s scope, i.e. clarify practices that are effectively covered, and those that are not covered (e.g. social pillar); and how CSA supports the overall sustainable agriculture picture.
SAI Platform will be pleased to work with FAO and members of the Coalition on Climate Smart Agriculture to further define practices and interventions that SAI Platform members and others can promote, carry out, and develop.
For more information, please contact:
Emeline Fellus, Deputy General Manager