Systems must shift to support Climate-Smart Agriculture
As the links between climate change and agriculture have become better understood in the scientific community, public policy efforts to support agricultural adaptation and mitigation have intensified. To support climate-smart agriculture, policy and financing systems will need to adapt so that these multiple objectives – adaptation and mitigation as well as rural development, food security and ecosystem services – can be achieved simultaneously.
As a leader, Kenya provides an example
Kenya has responded to major challenges of climate change by becoming a leader in climate change policy development. This brief reviews Kenya’s experience so far, to draw out lessons for future national policy and institutional development in support of climate-smart agriculture.