FE REPORT |
January 14, 2022 8:49:41 a.m.
January 14, 2022 1:35:44 p.m.
Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) stands as an agricultural model for a sustainable agricultural production system aimed at food security even during climatic calamities in eight countries including Bangladesh.
The officials said the D-8 grouping had adopted a proposal on the introduction of the CSA model in the eight developing economies.
Bangladesh had proposed the system at the D-8 forum on the closing day of the seventh D-8 agriculture ministerial meeting on January 13.
Bangladesh hosted the meeting on a virtual platform as the supposed worst nature-born calamity in a century has upended normal world order and life. Agriculture Minister Dr. Mohammed Abdur Razzaque discussed the proposal.
CSA is an approach that helps guide actions to transform agri-food systems towards green and climate-resilient practices.
It supports the achievement of internationally agreed goals such as the SDGs and the Paris Agreement – a double recipe for nations to follow in their development efforts in the mainstream.
The three main objectives are: to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes, to adapt and build resilience to climate change, and to reduce and/or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions, where possible.
Ministers of Agriculture/Forestry/Food/Livestock/Rural Development of D-8 members [Bangladesh, Egypt, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nigeria] attended the virtual meeting.
The proposal under the Dhaka Initiative was adopted at the meeting because food security is linked to the economic and political stability of each country.