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11 June 2018, The Hague: The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs has granted funding of...Read more
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:
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.