The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Climate-Smart Agriculture: Assessment of farming practices in two territories of Central America

The Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership invites you to the next webinar in its webinar series. Hosted by the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, this webinar will focus on climate-smart agriculture.

Climate-smart Agriculture is an approach to develop the technical, policy and investment conditions to promote a sustainable agricultural development that contributes to food security in the context of climate change. To apply this approach it is important to develop support frameworks to facilitate the identification of best practice portfolios and prioritize investments.

This webinar will present the "Framework for prioritizing investment in climate-smart agriculture" a methodological tool developed by the CCAFS-CIAT and adapted by CATIE in order to apply in two Central American territories where the Mesoamerican Agro- environmental Program (MAP) operates. This tool allows for the identification and evaluation of technically and economically promising practices of climate-smart agriculture, and building portfolios with best practices selected by key players through participatory processes. The webinar will be held in Spanish.

When: Wednesday, April 27th; 9:00- 10:30 AM (CST, time in Costa Rica)
Where: Webinar (online)
How to Register: Click here to register for this free event.
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Introduction. Aida Figari. Technical expert of LEDS LAC Secretariat, Libélula Perú.

Tool to assess agricultural practices under the concept of climate-smart agriculture. Leida Mercado. Leader of Mesoamerican Agro-environmental Program, Director of the Division of Research and Development, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE).

Assessment of climate-smart agriculture practices in the Trifinio (El Salvador- Honduras - Guatemala) and central territory of Nicaragua. Rolando Cerda B. Agroforestal Researcher-Professor, CATIE.