Climate Resilience Sustainable Agriculture Experiences

Content This document summarises case studies from ten countries through ActionAid’s approach to climate resilient sustainable agriculture, which incorporates agroecology in a human rights framework. Based on these experiences ActionAid recommends to increase investment in agroecology, as part of a comprehensive human rights based approach:

  • In particular in ensuring public agriculture research works with nature, taking cognisance of the natural ecological functioning;
  • That public agriculture scientists are encouraged to work with farmers to define their research priorities, disaggregating the priorities of male and female farmers;
  • That extension agents are trained on sustainable agronomic practices and farm management, which can have significant benefits in terms of building resilience, adapting to climate change, and improving production and food security;
  • Of course, all this needs to be underpinned by support for smallholder farmers’ organisations, including women farmers’ unions, to both engage effectively with markets and with government to influence public policy in their favour.
Author
Contributor ActionAid
Year Published 2014
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country AFGHANISTAN, BANGLADESH, CAMBODIA, CHINA, MYANMAR, NEPAL
Country MOZAMBIQUE, RWANDA
Country BRAZIL, Nicaragua
Link http://ag-transition.org/wp-content/pdf/2014-CRSA_Experiences-September_2014_SMALL.compressed.pdf

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Fed up. Now’s the time to invest in agroecology

Abstract With case study evidences from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan, and citing global studies and surveys, this report argues that agro-ecology – or ecological agriculture – offers tools that can help the poorest communities to develop new, affordable, dynamic, low-carbon and locally-adaptable models of agricultural development to meet these multiple challenges. Recent research shows that agro-ecology is highly productive and holds great promise for the roughly
500 million food-insecure households around the world.
Contributor ActionAid
Year Published 2012
Link http://www.actionaid.org/sites/files/actionaid/ifsn_fed_up.pdf

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Asia at a Crossroads

Abstract This paper seeks to address fundamental questions about the agriculture sector in Southeast Asia and China and to begin to sketch what a way forward – a way towards the “green economy” – may look like.
Contributor ActionAid
Year Published
Link http://www.actionaid.org/sites/files/actionaid/asia_at_the_crossroads_full_report_2012.pdf

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What Works for Women. Proven approaches for empowering women smallholders and achieving food security

Abstract What changes do we need to empower women smallholders and achieve food security? The report tries to answer.
Contributor ActionAid
Year Published
Link http://www.actionaid.org/sites/files/actionaid/what_works_for_women_-_final.pdf

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Synthesis Report: The 1st Pan-Africa Non-State Actors (NSA) Policy Dialogue Meeting on the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP): Working Together to Tackle the Challenges of African Agriculture – Role of NSAs

Abstract The report is the result af a dialogue among various stakeholders to deepen the commitment and alignment of national agricultural policies and investment plans to key CAADP targets and principles.
Contributor ACORD, ActionAid, Oxfam
Year Published
Link http://www.actionaid.org/sites/files/actionaid/synthesis_report_-_pan-africa_policy_dialogue_meeting.pdf

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Fertile ground. How governments and donors can halve hunger by supporting small farmers

Abstract This report shows that recent budget increases in agriculture stop well short of what is needed to reverse the growing crisis of poverty, environmental degradation and hunger.
Contributor ActionAid
Year Published
Link http://www.actionaid.org/sites/files/actionaid/fertile_ground.pdf

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Climate Resilient Agriculture: Experiences from Action Aid and its partners

Content It is based on the identification of the major risks and challenges local communities face, and/or are likely to face in the near future, and on the design and implementation of site-specific adaptation strategies aimed at reducing vulnerabilities and increasing the resilience of the smallholder production systems. SEE ALSO http://www.actionaid.org/publications
Author Action Aid
Contributor ActionAid
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country CAMBODIA, NEPAL
Country KENYA, SENEGAL, SOUTH AFRICA
Country BRAZIL
Link http://tinyurl.com/8nrpcqs

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