‘Climate smart’ agriculture and beyond
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Farnworth C, Kristjanson P, Rijke E. 2013. ‘Climate smart’ agriculture and beyond. In: Farnworth C, Fones Sundell M, Nzioki A, Shivutse V, Davis M. Transforming gender relations in agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Stockholm, Sweden: Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative, Stockholm Environment Institute and SIDA. p. 107-120
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Climate change has become a major concern in African agriculture, with farmers in many places struggling to cope with changing temperatures and rainfall patterns and increased flood and drought risks. For subsistence farmers, especially, these changes pose a serious threat to food security. At the same time, efforts to both adapt to and mitigate climate change can bring substantial development benefits for African farmers. This chapter focuses on ways to integrate gender in these approaches – which are often called “climate-smart” agriculture (CSA), though some of the activities we discuss here go beyond farming.