News: ‘International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems’ for BIMSTEC countries is being held in Delhi.
About ‘International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems’
- It has been organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare
- The objective of the seminar is to share experiences to enable the improvement of tropical smallholder farming systems for greater productivity and resilience to climate change.
About Climate Smart Farming Systems
- Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is an approach to help farmers respond effectively to climate change and ensure food security.
- It has three main objectives:
o Sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes;
o Adapting and building resilience to climate change; and
o greenhouse gas emissions mitigation
Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture: It is hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It is a multi-stakeholder platform that seeks to improve food security, nutrition, and resilience amidst climate change.
- The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organization.
- It comprises of seven Member states lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional unity. The members include Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan, and Nepal.
- It was founded in 1997. It is headquartered in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- The objective of the BIMSTEC alliance is to enhance trade and accelerate growth with mutual cooperation in different areas of common interest.