Towards climate resilient agriculture and food systems: a critical assessment and alternatives to climate-smart agriculture

A new report by Act Alliance shows that "Climate Smart Agriculture” (CSA) is driven by agribusiness interests not small-scale family farmers, ignores agroecological solutions, and fails to tackle the industrial food system’s reliance on fossil fuels and massive contribution to the causes of climate change. Their analysis shows that the climate-smart agriculture framework initially developed by FAO and now promoted mainly by the Global Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA), has failed to address the root causes of climate vulnerability and agriculture-based greenhouse gas emissions.