Climate Smart Agriculture Financing: What Does It Entail?

Strategic Value Chain Prioritisation in Mbarali Cluster
November 9, 2018
Launch of the Private Sector Desk at the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries
November 9, 2018

L-R: Michael Nkonu M.D. IUCN -Tanzania , Executive Director of CEO Roundtable of Tanzania, Santina Benson, and SAGCOT Centre CEO, Geoffrey Kirenga at the Cimate Smart FInancing Workshop, Dar Es Salaam

Climate change and agriculture are not mutually exclusive. The change in temperature and rainfall cycles gravely affects the predominantly rain-fed agriculture practised in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Government of Tanzania recognises environmentally sustainable agriculture is imperative, and critical for Tanzania’s long-term economic development. Agriculture is ranked as a number one priority for Tanzania’s adaptation efforts. Subsequently, increased adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices is critical to Tanzania resilience efforts. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) describes Climate Smart Agriculture as “the capacity of the agricultural systems to support food sec

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