Climate-Smart Farming Gains Funding, But Small Farmers Struggle

COP28 may not have achieved a complete fossil fuel phase-out, but it witnessed a historic pivot towards food and agriculture. Over $7 billion in funding commitments aimed at climate-smart farming, alongside pledges from 152 countries to integrate food into their climate plans, signify a shift. Yet, the situation remains stark.

While the funding commitments for climate-smart solutions offer a glimmer of hope, the real question boils down to this: will pledges translate into tangible action, asks allAfrica's Melody Chironda.


A Banana farmer in Rwanda learn about a new smartphone app to support better agronomic practices. The app was developed by the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), a CGIAR center.

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