GACSA Cornell Case Study

The Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA), facilitated by the United Nations FAO, published a new case study about Cornell’s Climate Smart Farming Program – highlighting the resources, training and decision support tools for farmers in the Northeastern United States.  The case study explores the research and extension outreach program that is providing these support tools for farmers in the NE USA.  Cornell’s CSF program is built on trusted two-way feedback between researchers, extension staff, and farmers.

Cornell is a member of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) – and supports its Knowledge Action Group. GACSA is an inclusive, voluntary and action-oriented multi-stakeholder platform to increase adoption globally of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices and policies to:

  • Improve farmers’ agricultural productivity and incomes in a sustainable way;
  • Build farmers’ resilience to extreme weather and changing climate;
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture, when possible.

Its vision is to improve food security, nutrition and resilience in the face of climate change.