Working Paper

Participatory identification of climate-smart agriculture priorities

Abstract

With the concept climate-smart agriculture (CSA) being relatively new, there is a need to test
and develop practical and systematic methodologies and approaches for documenting and
evaluating CSA practices in the field. The implementation of CCAFS’ Climate-Smart
Villages (CSV) involves identifying, assessing and selecting climate-smart farming practices.
This report contains three sections: (i) a framework for identifying and assessing CSA in the
field with a long list of CSA indicators in identifying and monitoring CSA interventions; (ii)
cost-benefit analysis of some selected climate-smart farming systems; and (iii) the
participatory process of prioritizing CSA options with the villagers. The work builds on our
experiences from the My Loi CSV and its scaling domains in Ky Anh district, Ha Tinh
province, in the north-central region of Viet Nam.