The Climate-Smart Alliance unites organizations like World Vision with academics and governments to quickly scale up on-farm assistance, link rural workers to technological advances, and support a favorable policy environment.
Millions of rural families will be reached with climate-smart agriculture approaches that will allow them to produce nutritious and environmentally-sustainable crops.
Launched this week, the Climate-Smart Alliance unites organizations like World Vision with academics and governments to quickly scale up on-farm assistance, link rural workers to technological advances, and support a favorable policy environment.
World Vision is one of nine humanitarian aid agencies included in the partnership.
The partnership will contribute to the African Union’s goal of helping 25 million farmers become food secure by 2025.
Beneficiaries will include farmers like Gadoode Hussein from Somalia, whose village suffered from prolonged drought, followed by devastating flash floods.
A World Vision project used new farming techniques to bind topsoil and retain moisture. “When we started, we did not realize how fast the massive degradation could be reversed,” Gadoode says. “We thought we had lost everything forever.
“In the future we hope that our sons and daughters will not travel long distances for workable land. We want them to have more time to attend school.”
World Vision’s director of agriculture and food security, Douglas Brown, said the alliance will capitalize on the expertise of each partner to ensure most vulnerable rural communities are reached.
Brown explains, “Members of the Climate-Smart Alliance will work collaboratively to design and implement programs in a way which maximizes the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of investments.”
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