Climate Smart Agriculture in South Asia: Promoting sustainable and resilient agriculture intensification through regional cooperation
BY ANISHA MOHAN
South Asia is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to climate change impacts. Agriculture, which much of South Asia’s population depends on for a living, is particularly vulnerable; estimates show that 10%-50% of the region’s crop production could be lost by the end of the century due to global warming.
Aiming to develop evidence-based strategies to address this threat, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Agriculture Centre (SAC), the SAARC Development Fund (SDF), and IFPRI have launched the Consortium for Scaling-up Climate Smart Agriculture in South Asia (C-SUCSeS).
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