Analysing climate resilience within the climate-smart agriculture concept

By Cecilia Schubert, CCAFS

Senior researcher Alex De Pinto from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) recently took the stage at the high-level event Building resilience for food and nutrition security arguing that making sweeping statements on which climate-smart agriculture practice is preferable to another, given a set context, is extremely difficult. De Pinto also made the case that we need start differentiate between the two terms “climate resilience building” and “climate adaptation”, especially when talking about climate-smart agriculture.

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Can climate-smart agriculture also be resilient?

By Dhanush Dinesh, CCAFS

What is resilience? Why is it relevant for agriculture in a changing climate? Report back from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 2020 Conference, ‘Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security’.

Resilience is the ability of individuals, communities, states and their institutions to predict, prevent, cope with, recover, and even prosper after shocks and crises. In the context of food and nutrition security, shocks such as droughts, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and conflicts can affect the food and nutrition security of individuals, communities, and states.

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