Comments on: Climate-Smart Agriculture: Yes, We Can https://www.agricultureday.org/blogs/2011/10/10/climate-smart-agriculture-yes-we-can/ Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:18:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Godwin Ade Tanda https://www.agricultureday.org/blogs/2011/10/10/climate-smart-agriculture-yes-we-can/#comment-18 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 17:17:16 +0000 http://www.agricultureday.org/blog/?p=88#comment-18 I have the opinion that the results of agricultural research can push actors to develop an updated vision for optimal design of place-base agricultural strategies. “We all” (agriculture stakeholders) have to become innovative in our usual known concepts as well as approving new partnerships in our responses added to climate-smart agriculture, the quantum benefits of which is development (improved quality of life, and environmental sustainability). In an open and passionate feeling, agreements by speakers have to be accompanied by concrete, considerabale and fair support at the grassroots level. It is quite easy to make climate-smart agriculture happening in all corners of the world by matching funds with the requirements and capacities of grassroots organizations to take not just concrete actions in favour of grant objectives but also those that purposefully address the problems on the ground. Mindsets are changing and many new organizations with different strategies based on modern trends are emerging. Good lessons can be taken from traditional adaptation practices to build a better foundation towards taking on climate-smart agriculture. The Cameroon case of Savanna Gnetum (Eru) cultivation: You cannot plant Gnetum (Eru) if you do not do so in a forest or by planting trees on farm. This is integrated approach that highly considers adaptation and mitigation measures in agriculture to create employment, build carbon stocks and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve nutrition, fight poverty, and secure food.

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