Climate-Smart Agriculture Programme

Project name:
Climate-Smart Agriculture Programme

Service:
Market systems development

Sector:
Climate Change
Agriculture and Agribusiness

Client:
A DFID programme managed by Adam Smith International

Date:
2015 – ongoing

Country:
Malawi
Mozambique
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe


The Climate-Smart Agriculture Programme (CSAP), funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), works to facilitate transformative change to the systems in which smallholder farmers operate in order to improve their livelihoods within the context of climate variability and change.

CSAP works across East and Southern Africa – initially in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe – to increase the climate resilience of smallholder farmers by using targeted evidence, developing approaches for the uptake of sustainable and locally suited agricultural practices, and improving the wider enabling environment.

Climate-smart agriculture training

Climate-smart agriculture training

Genesis provides support for the programme’s agricultural development component. This seeks to pilot and, where appropriate, scale up ways of delivering information and services related to climate-smart agricultural practices that are tailored to the specific circumstances in which smallholder farmers operate.

Applying mulching and composting learnings

Applying mulching and composting learnings

In support of this component, the Genesis-appointed Zimbabwe country representative oversaw a rapid market systems analysis of key Zimbabwean agricultural value chains, including maize, sorghum, cotton, wheat, groundnuts and barley. 

The key objective of the analysis was to identify and present potential private-sector-driven projects that promote climate-smart agricultural practices among smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe to the CSAP regional programme team in order to assess funding requirements.

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