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Climate-Smart Agriculture: the Emperor’s new clothes? – CIDSE

Climate-Smart Agriculture: the Emperor’s new clothes?

‘Climate-Smart Agriculture’: the Emperor’s new clothes? – CIDSE Discussion paper, October 2014 (available in EN – ES – FR – PT)

This document argues that there is a real risk with the current concept of ‘climate-smart agriculture’ as being promoted by the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture and other actors of the international community. It also highlights concerns and flaws identified in the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture before suggesting alternative elements and principles which should be at the heart of initiatives truly dedicated to tackling the climate and food crises.

See also CIDSE’s article issued on the launch of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture in New York on 23rd September 2014.

Contacts:
– François Delvaux (Food policy), delvaux(at)cidse.org
– Meera Ghani (Climate policy), ghani(at)cidse.org

CIDSE_Climate-Smart_Agriculture_EN_1.pdf
FR-L’agriculture intelligente face au climat: les habits neufs de l’empereur?
ES-La agricultura climaticamente inteligente: ¿el traje nuevo del emperador?
PT-A agricultura inteligente face ao clima