Climate change is one of the major problems in the agriculture sector. It reduces crop and livestock productivity, threatens food security, and lower income, especially to smallholder farmers. In the Philippines, an action-research program was established to work towards climate risks by providing agricultural stakeholders with site-specific crop advisories. Project SARAI or Smarter Approaches to Reinvigorate Agriculture as an Industry in the Philippines provides farmers advisories for rice, corn, banana,
climate smart agriculture
Information and experiences sharing among farmers is important in improving farming practices. To support these exchanges of experiences, the GeoFarmer app was designed to help these farmers. In this app, it enables a multi-way communication among farmers, researchers, and community workers to collect and share information and experiences. Farmers learn from each other by asking questions, sharing some suggestions on how to manage and improve their farm. GeoFarmer was tested
A research study led by agricultural economist Arun Khatri-Chhetri found that climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies and practices could potentially reduce the burden of labor among women farmers in climate-risk and poverty hotspots in Nepal. These CSA technologies included zero tillage machines, weeders, and solar pump irrigation. Sound post-harvest management and practices such as direct seeding of rice, laser land leveling, and green manuring were also critical to labor burden reduction.