(2012), "IFAD launches paper on sustainable smallholder farming", International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Vol. 4 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijccsm.2012.41404daa.003Download as .RIS
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2012, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
IFAD launches paper on sustainable smallholder farming
Article Type: News From: International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Volume 4, Issue 4
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has launched a paper that describes how climate-smart agriculture differs from traditional agricultural interventions for rural development. The paper highlights the necessary changes in policy and practice to support rural stakeholders to adapt to the changing environment. The paper outlines three changes from business-as-usual development.
First, project and policy preparation must reflect the higher risks associated with climate change, calling for the use of vulnerability assessments and greater use of climate scenarios. Second, the appreciation of the interconnected risks should lead to scaling up of a “multiple-benefit” approach to agricultural intensification by smallholder farmers to address poverty alleviation, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increase yields and enhance biodiversity. Third, changes in international development finance will enable smallholders to become direct beneficiaries of climate finance.