Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Todd S. Rosenstock, David Rohrbach, Andreea Nowak, Evan Girvetz
    Pages 1-12 Open Access
  3. Climate Risks and Impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Evan Girvetz, Julian Ramirez-Villegas, Lieven Claessens, Christine Lamanna, Carlos Navarro-Racines, Andreea Nowak et al.
      Pages 15-27 Open Access
    3. Bernard Bett, Johanna Lindahl, Grace Delia
      Pages 29-37 Open Access
  4. Adaptive Germplasm Delivery Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Biswanath Das, Francois Van Deventer, Andries Wessels, Given Mudenda, John Key, Dusan Ristanovic
      Pages 67-78 Open Access
    3. Berhanu T. Ertiro, Girum Azmach, Tolera Keno, Temesgen Chibsa, Beyene Abebe, Girma Demissie et al.
      Pages 79-86 Open Access
    4. Monica L. Parker, Jan W. Low, Maria Andrade, Elmar Schulte-Geldermann, Jorge Andrade-Piedra
      Pages 99-111 Open Access
    5. Ian K. Dawson, Stepha McMullin, Roeland Kindt, Alice Muchugi, Prasad Hendre, Jens-Peter B. Lillesø et al.
      Pages 113-125 Open Access
    6. Carlo Fadda, Jacob van Etten
      Pages 127-138 Open Access
  5. The Climate-Smartness of Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Todd S. Rosenstock, Christine Lamanna, Nictor Namoi, Aslihan Arslan, Meryl Richards
      Pages 141-151 Open Access
    3. Anthony A. Kimaro, Ogossy G. Sererya, Peter Matata, Götz Uckert, Johannes Hafner, Frieder Graef et al.
      Pages 153-162 Open Access
    4. Lucas T. Manda, An M. O. Notenbaert, Jeroen C. J. Groot
      Pages 163-174 Open Access
    5. Chris M. Mwungu, Caroline Mwongera, Kelvin M. Shikuku, Mariola Acosta, Edidah L. Ampaire, Leigh Ann Winowiecki et al.
      Pages 175-186 Open Access
    6. Julia Davies, Dian Spear, Angela Chappel, Nivedita Joshi, Cecile Togarepi, Irene Kunamwene
      Pages 187-197 Open Access

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This volume shares new data relating to Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA), with emphasis on experiences in Eastern and Southern Africa. The book is a collection of research by authors from over 30 institutions, spanning the public and private sectors, with specific knowledge on agricultural development in the region discussed. The material is assembled to answer key questions on the following five topic areas: (1) Climate impacts: What are the most significant current and near future climate risks undermining smallholder livelihoods? (2) Varieties: How can climate-smart varieties be delivered quickly and cost-effectively to smallholders? (3) Farm management: What are key lessons on the contributions from soil and water management to climate risk reduction and how should interventions be prioritized?  (4) Value chains: How can climate risks to supply and value chains be reduced? and (5) Scaling up: How can most promising climate risks reduction strategies be quickly scaled up and what are critical success factors? Readers who will be interested in this book include students, policy makers, and researchers studying climate change impacts on agriculture and agricultural sustainability. 


Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Value chains Farm management Upscaling agriculture Climate change adaptation Agroforestry Conservation agriculture Food security Environmental policy Drought resilient agriculture Sustainable agriculture Resilient farming Climate risk reduction Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Todd S. Rosenstock
    • 1
  • Andreea Nowak
    • 2
  • Evan Girvetz
    • 3
  1. 1.World Agroforestry Centre ICRAFKinshasaCongo, Demographic Republic (Zaire)
  2. 2.World Agroforestry CentreNairobiKenya
  3. 3.International Center for Tropical AgricultureCentre of Insect Physiology and EcologyNairobiKenya

About the editors

Todd Rosenstock is a Scientist  with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Kinshasa, Democratic Repbulic of Congo where he uses observational and manipulative experiments, data synthesis and modeling techniques to understand the synergies and tradeoffs among food production, society and the environment. Methods development for monitoring social and environmental change and climate-smart agricultural are central themes of his current research portfolio. Dr. Rosenstock is particularly interested in integrative, multidisciplinary science that can be applied to emerging issues in development and thus works with partners including: farmers, civil society, international NGOs, national governements and intergovernmental institutions. He is trained in agroecology (PhD, UC Davis), International Agricultural Development (MS, UC Davis), and horticulture (BS, University of Georgia, Athens). 

Andreea Nowak is a research scientist with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). Over the past six years, she has coordinated and carried out stakeholder-driven research on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) across Africa, Latin America and South Asia. Andreea has been working with governments and development partners in setting up participatory tools and analytical frameworks for prioritization, scaling, monitoring, and evaluation of national CSA investments. She contributed to the development of the ICRAF-CCAFS CSA Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Profiles and co-led the development of the CIAT-CCAFS CSA Country Profiles and CSA Prioritization Framework. Andreea holds an MSc degree in international development and project management, specializing in natural resource management (Lund University, Sweden) and a BA in political science  (University of Bucharest, Romania).

Dr. Evan Girvetz is a Senior Scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), team lead for the CIAT Decision and Policy Analysis Research Area in Africa, and an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. His research spans climate-smart agriculture (CSA), sustainable agricultural intensification, ecosystem services, environmental decision support, and water resources management.  Dr. Girvetz works on these issues globally through innovative partnerships with the World Bank, African Development Bank, USAID, African Union, government agencies, NGOs, and the private sector. He sits on the steering committees of the Africa CSA Alliance and the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies, led the development of the Climate Wizard climate change analysis tool, and contributed to the development of the CSA 101 Website. Dr. Girvetz earned a PhD from the University of California, Davis, and is widely published and his research has been featured in top media outlets including the San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times and New Scientist magazine. 


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