Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

General

Name of initiative Global Alliance For Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address http://www.fao.org/gacsa/en/
Related initiatives
Starting year 2014
End year
Secretariat GACSA Facilitation Unit hosted by FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153, Rome, Italy, GACSA-Facilitation-Unit@fao.org
Organisational structure The SC serves as a representative body of Alliance members and the decision authority for approving an annual Program of Work and a budget for the Facilitation Unit.  Among other responsibilities the SC oversees the implementation of the programme of work and main activities of the Alliance, and provides guidance to the Facilitation Unit. For the first inception year (2015) of the alliance, all GACSA members may volunteer to be members of the GACSA Steering Committee.
Geographical coverage Global, North America, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and The Caribbean, Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe
Functions of Initiative Technical dialogue, Political dialogue, Capacity building
Main activities Knowledge production and innovation, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, "Policy recommendations/position papers" is not in the list of possible values (Norm and standard setting, Knowledge production and innovation, Technical operational implementation, Fundraising, Financing, Goal setting, Advocacy, Policy planning and recommendations, Training and education of individuals, Awareness raising and outreach, Knowledge dissemination and exchange) for this property., "Lobbying" is not in the list of possible values (Norm and standard setting, Knowledge production and innovation, Technical operational implementation, Fundraising, Financing, Goal setting, Advocacy, Policy planning and recommendations, Training and education of individuals, Awareness raising and outreach, Knowledge dissemination and exchange) for this property., "Campaigning and awareness raising" is not in the list of possible values (Norm and standard setting, Knowledge production and innovation, Technical operational implementation, Fundraising, Financing, Goal setting, Advocacy, Policy planning and recommendations, Training and education of individuals, Awareness raising and outreach, Knowledge dissemination and exchange) for this property., "Training and education" is not in the list of possible values (Norm and standard setting, Knowledge production and innovation, Technical operational implementation, Fundraising, Financing, Goal setting, Advocacy, Policy planning and recommendations, Training and education of individuals, Awareness raising and outreach, Knowledge dissemination and exchange) for this property., "Institutional capacity building" is not in the list of possible values (Norm and standard setting, Knowledge production and innovation, Technical operational implementation, Fundraising, Financing, Goal setting, Advocacy, Policy planning and recommendations, Training and education of individuals, Awareness raising and outreach, Knowledge dissemination and exchange) for this property.
Side activities
Name of lead organisation Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
Type of lead organisation International organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Italy

Description

Description "GACSA is an inclusive, voluntary and action-oriented multi-stakeholder platform on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA)"
Goals "GACSAs vision is to improve food security, nutrition and resilience in the face of climate change. GACSA aims to catalyse and help create transformational partnerships to encourage actions that reflect an integrated approach to the three pillars of CSA.

GACSA works towards three aspirational outcomes to:

Improve farmers’ agricultural productivity and incomes in a sustainable way; Build farmers’ resilience to extreme weather and changing climate; Reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture, when possible."

Activities "Within the Alliance there are three initial action groups on:

Knowledge: Increasing and promoting knowledge, research, and development into technologies, practices, and policy approaches for CSA. Investment: Improving the effectiveness of public and private investments that support the three pillars of climate-smart agriculture. Enabling environments: Integrating climate-smart agriculture into policy, strategies and planning at regional, national, and local levels and across landscapes.

The objectives of the action groups is to provide the services and address knowledge gaps required by members and other entities to undertake their CSA up-scaling actions and interventions."

Monitoring and Impacts

Short and long-time objectives
Roadmap and work plan
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Progress that has been made by your initiative
Tracking adaptation progress (quantitative)
Tracking mitigation progress (quantitative)
Tracking finance progress(quantitative)
Available reporting
One or two success stories achieved
How to join your initiative GACSA is a voluntary platform open to governments, international and regional organizations, institutions, civil society, farmers’ organizations and businesses who agree with its vision and its Framework Document. Individuals cannot become members of GACSA.

Participants

Participants Number Names
Members 207  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 207
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
2016
144
2018
207
Have only national states as participators No


Theme

Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 13 March 2018 11:49:43

Not only have national states as participators