Pathways to increased resiliency  Building Climate Smart Agriculture in the Sahel                  March 1, 2012
Why did farmers adopt re-greening?• Increased pressures on rural  production systems   – Restore   – Intensify   – Diversi...
Critical conditions for scaling up• Communications and outreach  –   Awareness raising  –   Support for champions - networ...
For more information…• CDKN Policy Brief – Niger case study• WRI World Resources 2008 – Roots of  Resilience• IFPRI 2009 A...
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Building Climate Smart Agriculture in the Sahel (Africa's Drylands)

Presentation from March 1, 2012 discussion on experiences in the Sahel using Climate Smart Agriculture to increase productivity and resiliency including lessons learned from farmer innovations and observed landscape transformations in Niger, Burkina Faso & Mali.

FInd out more at http://www.wri.org/event/2012/03/building-climate-smart-agriculture-and-resiliency-sahel

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Pathways to increased resiliency

  1. 1. Pathways to increased resiliency Building Climate Smart Agriculture in the Sahel March 1, 2012
  2. 2. Why did farmers adopt re-greening?• Increased pressures on rural production systems – Restore – Intensify – Diversify• Changed perceptions about rights to trees – secure management rights – Able to sell wood in local markets• Appreciable benefits – Crop yields – Water – Firewood and poles – Fodder and NTFP
  3. 3. Critical conditions for scaling up• Communications and outreach – Awareness raising – Support for champions - networking – Training – demonstration – Monitoring – improved data for making the case• Ensure favorable enabling environment – Government: decentralize and devolve – Community organizations: local agreements governing resource access and use – Resource users: to benefit, invest in managing – Capitalize on opportunities to add value
  4. 4. For more information…• CDKN Policy Brief – Niger case study• WRI World Resources 2008 – Roots of Resilience• IFPRI 2009 Agroenvironmental transformation in the Sahel (Chris Reij)• African Re-greening Initiative• USAID 2011 Agrilinks• Tony Rinaudo – Against the odds (Sept 2011)
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