Climate Smart Agriculture - East Africa (CSA-EA)


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The CSA-EA programme (2018 - 2022), funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will increase the availability of climate smart foods for the growing population in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The CSA-EA programme will be implemented by SNV (lead) in partnership with Wageningen University and Research (WUR), CGIAR’s Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security Programme (CCAFS), Agriterra, and in cooperation with Rabo Partnerships in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Many countries across East Africa are experiencing rising temperatures, unpredictable rainfall patterns, and an increasing number of extreme weather events such as floods and prolonged droughts. Climate change is having far-reaching consequences not only for the agricultural sector, but also for the management of natural resources as well as the food security situation for the growing urban and rural population. Adoption of climate smart and ecologically sustainable production methods is key to improving productivity of the existing food crop production and supply systems.

The programme will implement the following activities:

  • Climate risk analysis of major food value chains and identification of business opportunities in CSA
  • Business case development and matching grant funding to private sector, SMEs, and farmer Cooperatives
  • Investment leveraging through facilitating access to finance
  • Policy influencing and operationalisation of climate plans
  • Feedback of practical applicability of CSA technologies, models and climate science
  • Knowledge sharing among countries and networks

Knowledge sharing and learning will be cross-cutting element of the programme. Practices, technologies, approaches and methodologies that have proven to be successful will be shared and scaled to increase their impact. Gender equality and opportunities for youth employment will be fully integrated in the programme’s implementation.

The primary target groups of the programme will include small and medium entrepreneurial farmers, SME agribusinesses, and service providers to these SMEs, as well as government and financial institutions that play a key role in creating an enabling environment that can foster large-scale roll-out of CSA.

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Objectives

1

Increasing the adoption of climate smart practices and technologies amongst farmers and agro-enterprises

2

Increasing investments and business growth in climate smart value chains

3

Creating the enabling environment necessary to ensure large-scale roll out of market driven climate smart agriculture

Our targets

Increased productive capacity and income for
350,000
farmers
Improved business performance for
50
agro-businesses
Improved business performance for
30
cooperatives
Climate resilient sustainable food production practiced on
600,000
hectares

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