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MICCA Launching and Climate-Smart Practices: Local Voices And Perceptions

A Quick scan report to guide Capacity Development efforts








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    Strengthening the enabling environment for sustainable and climate-smart land management in Africa: Country initiatives of the Resilient Food Systems programme 2022
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    Sustainable land management (SLM) practices are increasingly well known, yet barriers to implementation limit their contribution to addressing land degradation challenges. Weak governance and institutions are commonly recognised as hindrances to the adoption of SLM practices. This report presents country cases from the Resilient Food Systems programme which highlight some of the successful SLM project activities undertaken, the policy and institutional strengthening methods key to enabling them and valuable lessons learned. The innovative approaches to improving weak governance have demonstrated positive impacts for both the environment and livelihoods of rural communities.
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    Planning, implementing and evaluating Climate-Smart Agriculture in Smallholder Farming Systems 2016
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    The pilot projects of the Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Programme of FAO in Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania have integrated climate-smart agriculture (CSA) into development programmes. The objective of the pilot projects was to show that smallholder farmers can improve their livelihoods and increase their productivity and contribute to climate change mitigation at the same time. The approach was to develop portfolios of climate-smart agricultural practices based o n participatory consultations and expert assessments, implement the selected practices using a variety of extension methods and evaluate their effects on yield, food security and their potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on farms and throughout the landscape. Farmers who participated in the MICCA pilot projects reported that the main benefits of CSA were higher yields, greater farm income and increased food availability. This is an indication that smallholder farmers can be an eff ective part of the response to climate change and make a meaningful contribution to reducing GHG emissions. Bringing sound, up-to-date evidence into decision-making processes can help shape policies, plans and programmes that support CSA.

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