Wednesday, 14 January 2015

COMESA aiding climate smart agriculture

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), through the Golden Valley Agricultural Trust (GART), has a programme specifically targeted at farmers like Ms Malambo. The programme trains farmers in climate smart agriculture.Climate smart agriculture, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation, is the integration of three dimensions of sustainable development. These are: sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes, adapting and building resilience to climate change as well as reducing or removing greenhouse gas emissions. It is an approach to developing the technical, policy and investment conditions aimed at achieving sustainable agricultural development for enhanced food security.