Module 12: Local institutions
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Kristjanson P, Gordes A, Sessa R, Braimoh A, Vermeulen S. 2013. Module 12: Local institutions. In: FAO. Climate-Smart Agriculture Source Book. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). p. 321-352
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Improving smallholder agricultural systems is central to achieving climate-smart agriculture (CSA). This module focuses on local-level institutions and their role in facilitating the adoption of climate-smart agricultural strategies. The module demonstrates the importance of local institutions for CSA projects (Section 12.1); outlines priorities, needs, similarities and differences between key institutions (Section 12.2); and discusses considerations to bear in mind when building inter-institutional synergies for CSA initiatives (Section 12.3). Finally, it offers basic, practical guidelines to help practitioners and policy-makers build institutional support for CSA (Section 12.4).