Info Note: Climate Smart Agriculture and SuPER Approach
Testing a new model combining micro-finance and farmer training to upscale the adoption of climate-smart agriculture practices by small-scale farmers in developing countries
Applying an innovative micro-finance model to harness the uptake of climate-smart agriculture practices with Tanzanian smallholder-farmers
This note introduces the Climate-Smart Agriculture – Sustainable, Productive, Profitable, Equitable and Resilient (CSA-SuPER) research project implemented by a consortium comprising CARE International, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), and Wageningen University of Research (WUR).
The key messages from this info note include the following:
- The consortium tests the impact pathway of a new model to upscale climate-smart agricultural practices among small-scale farmers in developing economies introduced by CARE in the Iringa district, Tanzania.
- The model bundles village savings and loan associations with farmer field and business schools.
- The project will identify climate risk profiles of farmers in the Iringa region and conduct household surveys to test the impact pathway of the model.
- The methods used in the research and findings of the project will be disseminated through workshops and capacity building activities in Tanzania.