Written by: Leigh Winowiecki and Caroline Mwongera
Originally published here
“Stakeholders coming together can achieve more impact”
So was the message from 54 participants at a workshop aimed at sharing experiences about different approaches to outscaling climate smart agriculture (CSA) using prioritization tools.
|Tor-Gunnar Vågen, ICRAF, explains landscapeportal.org, an open source platform to target CSA interventions. Credit: S. Malyon/CIAT|
The CSA knowledge sharing workshop took place on May 20 2015 with participants from CGIAR centres, NGOs, private sector and the Kenyan government, all gathered to interactively discuss and share pathways for outscaling CSA.
Collectively they showcased, discussed and shared over 14 CSA Prioritization Tools during a Tools Bazaar. The presentations showed that a diversity of approaches are being applied across a variety of scales.
For example, CARE International has developed a Participatory Scenario Planning (PSP) tool and CIAT has led the development of the climate-smart agriculture rapid appraisal (CSA-RA), both emphasize participatory approaches at community and district levels.
In addition, a Climate-Smart Agriculture Prioritization Framework (CSA-PF) by CIAT guides national and sub-national climate change and agriculture planning, and the landscapeportal.org developed by ICRAF GeoScience Lab uses advanced statistical mapping techniques on an open source platform to target interventions, for example through the development of county-specific interactive “dashboards”.
We interviewed Michael Okumu, Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, and Maurine Ambani, CARE International, about the tools they presented. Watch them here:
- To provide an interactive forum to share methods, tools, and experiences currently being used and developed to prioritize CSA practices in SSA.
- To share lessons learned from implementing climate-smart/best practices.
- To explore opportunities for collaboration and funding.
- To explore better alignment where possible and relevant.