Project Profile

Climate-smart villages in Southeast Asia

Duration : April 1, 2015 - December 31, 2018

The overall objective is to elevate the Climate Smart Village (CSV) concept to genuine methodology for bringing Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) technologies to scale. The project activities comprise 3 different dimensions of scaling: #1) Testing approaches and tools for dissemination of CSA and outscaling of CSV; #2) Engaging stakeholders and building capacities for upscaling of CSA/ CSV; and #3) Mainstreaming selected CSA practices and the CSV concept in Mekong Basin countries. The project will introduce CSA innovations as integral part of local farming systems. The initial phase of the project will focus on a set of ?no-regret? technologies (e.g. water saving and harvesting). The scaling process of these CSA technologies will be facilitated through participatory approaches with (male and female) farmers in combination with establishing knowledge platforms and multi-stakeholder forums. While the project will focus on a topographic transect along the Mekong river, the new approach for catalysing CSA roll out covers generic features that are applicable to the conditions found in other target regions.

Location(s): Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, VietNam
Project Contact: Lacombe, Guillaume
Donor(s): CCAFS
Research Collaborator(s) : International Rice Research Institute, World Fish Center,

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI