Climate Smart Agriculture Booster (CSA Booster)

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Name of initiative Climate Smart Agriculture Booster (CSA Booster)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address
Related initiatives
Starting year 2014
End year
Secretariat Flagship Manager Pan Pan

Climate-KIC AG Limmatstrasse 264, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland

Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Western Europe, Eastern Europe
Name of lead organisation Climate-KIC
Type of lead organisation Other intergovernmental organization, Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Switzerland


Description CSA Booster is one of Climate-KIC's flagship innovation programmes – incubating and accelerating the commercialization, adoption and scaling of low-carbon (“climate-smart”) technologies in the EU’s €+400bn agriculture sector.

Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private climate innovation partnership; it funds and supports innovation and entrepreneurship activities for creating economically viable products and services addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Objectives The purpose of the CSA Booster is to incubate and accelerate the commercialization, adoption and scaling of low-carbon (“climate-smart”) technologies in the EU’s €+400bn agriculture sector.
Activities Capacity building - including open innovation platform (, CSA solutions database, CSA MOOC, and regional hubs in Europe, (France, Italy, Netherlands, Nordic.) Project development, management and funding for agtech, agri-finance and insurance and innovation/technical assistance projects.
One or two success stories achieved Upon request

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Capacity building, Technical dialogue, Funding, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Awareness raising and outreach, Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation, Policy planning and recommendations, Fundraising
Goals 2030 Impact Goal - Increase, by an order of magnitude, the application of innovative CSA solutions in Europe and beyond.

2022 Outcomes Goals: 1.Reconnect diverse actors across the whole agricultural value chain by creating a multi-stakeholder platform, growing local ecosystems and activating behavioural change. 2. Catalyze the application and adoption of CSA innovations via identification, assessment, validation and scaling of CSA solutions. 3. Accelerate and de-risk CSA investments by blending climate and agriculture finance, enhancing data analytics and tools, and developing innovative public-private financing schemes and insurance mechanisms.

Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals Substantial - details upon request
How are you tracking progress of your initiative Yes
Available reporting Upon request


Participants Number Names
Members 50  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 12 Netherlands,  France,  Italy,  Germany,  Denmark,  Sweden,  Norway,  United Kingdom,  Switzerland,  Spain,  Belgium,  Finland
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 3 GACSA (Global Alliance for CSA),  FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization),  WBCSD
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 35 Wageningen University (NL),  Wageningen Environmental Research,  IBIMET (IT),  South Pole Group (CH),  INRA (FR),  University of Reading (UK),  GFZ (DE),  PIK (DE),  WBCSD (CH),  BTU (DE),  CMCC (IT),  Cybeletech (FR),  CPHU (DK),  UPV (ES),  AgriCircle (CH),  Oasis Palm Tree (UK),  Carbon Delta (CH),  Agvesto (UK),  CO2i (UK),  Clarmondial (CH),  Cirad (FR),  Danone (FR),  Cool Farm Alliance (UK),  Wageningen University (NL),  Wageningen Environmental Research,  IBIMET (IT),  INRA (FR),  University of Reading (UK),  GFZ (DE),  PIK (DE),  BTU (DE),  CMCC (IT),  CPHU (DK),  UPV (ES),  Cirad (FR)
Supporting partners 0 Climate-KIC,  various co-founders
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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: 25 October 2018 13:59:16

Not only have national states as participators