About the book
This publication is intended to provide an overview of the successes reached by the implementation of Project GCP/GLO/534/ITA “International Alliance on Climate-Smart Agriculture”, funded by IMELS and implemented by FAO. The IMELS has fostered, within this project, knowledge sharing on CSA, the creation and the implementation of GACSA, and the development of initiatives to support developing countries in their international commitments for climate change and sustainable development in the fi eld of agriculture and food security. The various activities and products described in this publication, show the successes of the project in supporting eff orts of fi lling knowledge and implementation gaps, while developing assessments and tools for promotion and implementation of CSA actions. The Project successfully supported the development of several knowledge products such as technical briefs, compendia and e-learning courses, providing a solid base for strengthening capacity on CSA. Over the course of the Project, diverse consultative events (such as workshops, seminars and webinars), were organized, facilitating the knowledge exchange amongst experts, researchers and practitioners. These served as a venue for debate and discussions on defi ning priority work areas and outputs, as well as to share experiences and lessons learned, providing space for partnerships between the various groups of stakeholders, aimed at building a strong knowledge community that may have a signifi cant role in implementing CSA across countries and regions.