Resources from the Climate-Smart Agriculture GLEE, Zambia
Mar 13, 2016 to Mar 16, 2016
March's Climate-Smart Agriculture Global Learning and Evidence Exchange (GLEE) took place in Lusaka, Zambia. The USAID Bureau for Food Security, in collaboration with the USAID/Zambia Mission and others, planned this learning and evidence exchange event to deepen action on climate-smart agriculture.
To implement climate-resilient international development, there are concerted efforts within USAID and other Government agencies to support the rollout and implementation of climate-smart agriculture through building capacity, capturing best practices and shared learning. The GLEE was a practical, interactive forum in which participants involved in agriculture and food security explored how to do smart agriculture informed by climate science. Workshop sessions covered CSA topics related to program design, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, and the creation of a sustainable, enabling environment for climate-smart agriculture, and include cross-cutting themes like gender, nutrition, private sector engagement and markets.
Check out the agenda below to review session presentations and keep scrolling to watch videos from the GLEE.
Beth Dunford on Making Smallholder Farmers Climate Resilient
In this video Beth Dunford, USAID Assistant to the Administrator and Deputy Coordinator for Development for the Feed the Future Initiative, describes how USAID integrates climate risk management in Feed the Future activities. She mentions that Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) can help smallholder farmers become more resilient to climate variability.
Hear What GLEE Attendees Had to Say About CSA
Check out these 20 short videos from CSA GLEE attendees.
Rob Bertram on Why CSA and Why Now?
This session features Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist at the Bureau for Food Security, and provides an introduction to the main points in the Bureau's Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) framework paper published in February. It outlines why Feed the Future is now building on climate as a cross-cutting theme to more fully incorporate CSA into the value chain approach, and how this “reframing” is key for meeting Feed the Future's goals of decreasing poverty and improving nutrition through agricultural development.
Mark Visocky on Integrating CSA into Feed the Future Activities
In this video Mark Visocky, the USAID Bureau for Food Security's Team Lead for Climate-Smart Agriculture describes what USAID will do in order to integrate CSA into Feed the Future activities. More importantly, by October 2016, new USAID activities have to include climate risk into their designs.
Watch the 2016 Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) GLEE participants talk about CSA in action in their fields. The 2016 CSA GLEE took place in Lusaka, Zambia where attendees focused on reducing farmer risk created by climate change to meet Feed the Future's goals of sustainably increasing productivity...
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In March, the Agrilinks Team joined key experts from USAID/Washington, Missions and implementing partners for the Climate-Smart Agriculture Global Learning and Evidence Exchange (GLEE), a forum to discuss climate-smart agriculture's role in development and how activities can best integrate CSA...
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The Agrilinks team will host a webinar component of the Climate-Smart Agriculture Global Learning and Evidence Exchange (CSA-GLEE) session, Why Does Addressing Gender and Nutrition Matter for Climate-Smart Agriculture?, and post the recording online at Agrilinks.org. Led by experts from the...