Topic outline

  • This course analyses climate change impacts on agriculture, food security and food systems and provides an overview of the main climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in agriculture. It also introduces the Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) approach and describes the 5-step process to implement it.

      • System Requirements

        The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

        The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

        • Audience

          This course addresses the subject matter from a technical perspective, but is written for the general public. Individuals who would especially benefit from taking the course include:

          • Policy makers
          • Development practitioners and programme managers
          • Sectoral specialists and academics
          • Trainers and extension agents

          • You will learn about

            • Climate change and its causes
            • Climate change impacts on agriculture, food security and food systems
            • The concept of climate change adaptation and mitigation and the related strategies that could be put in place in agriculture
            • The CSA approach and the 5-step process to implement it

            • Course structure

              The course consists of 4 lessons, ranging from approximately 15 to 25 minutes duration each:

              • Lesson 1 – Climate change and global warming
              • Lesson 2 – Impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security
              • Lesson 3 – Basics of adaption and mitigation in the agricultural sectors
              • Lesson 4 – Climate-smart agriculture

              • Partners