Genesis works on Climate-Smart Agriculture plan
Climate-Smart Agriculture Programme
Market systems development
Agriculture and Agribusiness
A DFID programme managed by Adam Smith International
2015 – ongoing
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.
Genesis provides support for the programme’s agricultural development component. The programme 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.
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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