Promotion of Smart Agriculture Towards Climate Change

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Name of initiative Promotion of Smart Agriculture Towards Climate Change
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address
Related initiatives
Starting year 2015
End year
Secretariat Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Abuja, Nigeria, e-mail:

Mr Ernest Aubee (Contact:

Organisational structure
Geographical coverage West Africa
Name of lead organisation ECOWAS
Type of lead organisation International organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Nigeria


Description The Promotion of Smart Agriculture towards Climate Change and agro-ecology transition in West Africa (in French, “Agriculture Intelligente pour le Climat”, or AIC) is a regional initiative focused on Africa. The global objective is to support the transition towards agro-ecology in West Africa to reinforce the resilience of vulnerable populations. The initiative aims at the adoption of practices by 25 million households by 2025.
Objectives This initiative includes two steps: firstly, the spread of best practices through public policies (involvement of public services in charge of agricultural and environmental policies) and, subsequently, farmers' training and support by NGOs and producers (involvement of producer organisations and operators). Implementation of 25 millions efficient stoves at 2025.
Activities Creation of a platform to share knowledge: capitalisation of technics and ecology intensive practices, data on investments, and data on carbon sequestration.

•Promotion of these practices through agro-meteorological support: climate modelling and of its impacts on agriculture, strengthening of the production and dissemination of information systems. •Production and dissemination of best practices. •Supporting the scale-up of best practices: the use of agroforestry species with carbon sequestration capacities, storm water management, soil regeneration and fertilization. •Reinforcement of national and regional capacity building in policies and strategies: promotion of best practices in programmes and projects, trainings. •Mobilizing financial and technical resources: access to the International Climate Fund (primary channel of UK climate change finance), creation of expert pools.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Capacity building, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange
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Participants Number Names
Members 15  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 15 Benin,  Burkina Faso,  Cape Verde,  Cote d'Ivoire,  Gambia,  Ghana,  Guinea,  Guinea-Bissau,  Liberia,  Mali,  Niger,  Nigeria,  Senegal,  Sierra Leone,  Togo.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0 European Union (Belgium),  World Bank (USA),  New Partnership for Africa's Development - NEPAD (South Africa).
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators Yes


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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