Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture


Name of initiative Global Alliance For Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2014
End year
Secretariat GACSA Facilitation Unit hosted by FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153, Rome, Italy,
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
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 GACSA is an inclusive, voluntary and action-oriented multi-stakeholder platform on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA)
Objectives 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.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Capacity building, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge production and innovation, Training and education, Policy planning and recommendations, Awareness raising and outreach, Knowledge dissemination and exchange
Knowledge production and innovation — Knowledge production or publication produced
Value (#)12
Comments on indicators and goals GACSA's Knowledge Action Group has developed 12 practice and policy briefs for the inception year of the alliance. These practice briefs are just one of many product types in the group's impressive pipeline of scholarship. These briefs are designed to focus on technical documents on specific Climate-Smart Agricultural practices. At:
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
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How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting Compendium on Climate-Smart Irrigation: Concepts, evidence and options for a climate-smart approach to improving the performance of irrigated cropping systems on:


Participants Number Names
Members 534  
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
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 534
Supporting partners 0
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: 1 April 2022 11:03:34

Not only have national states as participators