Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Making Food Security Climate Smart

Date Published: 
November 10, 2011

This paper, the Executive Summary of a longer report commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), aims to inform all stakeholders – both inside and outside of the U.S. government – as they grapple with the challenge of assuring food security in the face of a changing climate.

This factsheet was developed as part of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Climate-Smart Agriculture Workshop. The workshop focused on approaches for effective program design of climate-smart agriculture in support of both country and regional CAADP investment plans. Climate-smart agriculture incorporates practices that increase productivity, efficiency, resilience, adaptive capacity, and mitigation potential of production systems.