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Climate-Smart Agriculture an approach to respond to climate change challenges in the agricultural sector

  • This course of CATIE will provide the theoretical bases needed to understand and apply the Climate Smart Agriculture approach

CATIE´s (The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) registration for the II International Course: Identification, Evaluation and Promotion of Practices for Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is now available, the course will be held from September 18th to 22nd, 2017, in Turrialba, Costa Rica.

The course will provide participants with tools to measure the contribution of agricultural practices to the three pillars of the CSA (production, adaptation and mitigation) and methodologies to prioritize CSA practices as options for sustainable agricultural production in an environment of variability and climate change.

The CSA contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and seeks an enabling environment through policies and investment schemes that contribute to sustainable agricultural development for food security under conditions of climate variability and climate change.

The course is aimed to professionals, technicians, academics, researchers and decision makers working in the agricultural sector in governmental and non-governmental organizations, academic and research institutions, agricultural producers' chambers and other producer organizations; particularly those working with families in rural areas.

The coordinators of the course, Leida Mercado and Rolando Cerda, explained that at the end of the course the participants will have acquired the necessary knowledge and skills to understand the importance and usefulness of the CSA approach to apply methodologies and tools of technical and economic evaluation to agricultural practices in a context of climate change and implement participatory methods to prioritize CSA practices with the participation of key stakeholders. They will also have the opportunity to know experiences in the application of CSA practices in different contexts.

The training combines theory and practice, developing expert-led classroom exercises and field trips for quantitative measurement of indicators and assessing the performance of CSA practices on small and large farms.

The registration for this course is already available and closes on July 31st, to register you only have to click here online registration and complete the form.

Also, if you would like more information about this course, the cost, methodology and more details, you can access https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=https://www.catie.ac.cr/capacitacion/uploads/doc /545-catie.pdf or send an email to the contacts that appear at the end of this information.

 

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Leida Mercado
Course Coordinator
CATIE
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Rolando Cerda
Course Coordinator
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Lizette Delgado
Course Assistant
Research Program Economics Development and Environment
CATIE
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