Can Climate-smart Agriculture help realize REDD+?
In a blog post at the Global landscape Forum, Sarah Carter draw some conclusions from discussions on the benefits and threats of integrating Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and REDD+ as discussed during the Global Landscape Forum in Lima, Peru in December 2014.
At the Global Landscape Forum in Lima, Peru in December 2014, scientists working on the links between REDD+ and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) presented results of their research. CSA has been hailed by many as being a win-win-win technology, providing mitigation, adaptation and increased productivity in the farming system. Looking into the forest sector, CSA also holds the potential to provide another benefit –reduced deforestation as increased yields negate the need to expand agricultural land into forests. In theory this synergy can be realised byintegrating CSA into REDD+ interventions which will increase the effectiveness of the REDD+ programme.
The benefits and threats of integrating CSA and REDD+ were the focus of discussions, and the following conclusions emerged from the session: