Climate Smart Agriculture

We need to transform our agricultural production systems in order to achieve greater productivity, be more resource efficient, and become more resilient to risks, shocks and long-term climate variability.

WBCSD has convened a group of companies from the food and agriculture sector to address the dual challenges posed by climate change, and the need to satisfy the nutritional requirements of a growing global population. Our work focuses on how this can be achieved while simultaneously preserving natural resources and improving the livelihoods of farmers around the world.

CSA Newsletter 

Sign-up to our CSA Newsletter to learn about the latest activities of the WBCSD’s Climate Smart Agriculture group and its partners, read about CSA members in the spotlight, and receive a calendar of key upcoming events where we or our members will be present.

Large-scale CSA projects are being road-tested in five priority regions around the world. The projects focus on local needs and take into account climate change vulnerability, adaptation capacity, donors, local partners and project member company operations.

Priority action areas

Building smallholder/family farmer resilience

A top challenge is providing millions of smallholders with the support needed to strengthen their resilience to climate change.

Scaling-up investment in CSA

Scaling-up CSA implementation can only happen if the finance required and the accessibility of this finance are within reach.

Improving businesses’ ability to trace, measure and monitor CSA progress

We're developing a corporate CSA measurement protocol that will also help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of company investments, as well as identify and avoid any unintended negative consequences.

Implementing agriculture-driven zero deforestation and sustainable land-use commitments

We respond to the need to address factors that influence deforestation and land use in the landscapes from which businesses source their products and crops.


WBCSD Smarter Metrics Workshop 2018

Register to our workshop on impactful and measurable progress on Climate Smart Agriculture in corporate value chains. Topics in the spotlight: Climate resilience, Scope III GHGs, Food Loss & Waste. 27-28 March 2018 at University of Vermont | Burlington | VT - USA

Rabobank and UN Environment announce new billion-dollar partnership to kickstart climate smart agriculture

Rabobank and UN Environment announce new billion-dollar facility at the WBCSD’s 2017 Council Meeting in Mexico city to finance sustainable agriculture. The facility aims to help achieve the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.

CSA Action Plan 2020: Mid-Term Report

The latest CSA Action Plan 2020: Mid-Term Report summarizes what progress has been achieved to-date on the Statement of Ambition on CSA for 2030 Put forward by the WBCSD Climate Smart Agriculture Working Group members in 2015.

News and Insights

Next Event

Liaison Delegate Meeting 2018

16 - 19 April, 2018,
 Montreux, Switzerland

More Events

WBCSD Smarter Metrics Workshop 2018

27 - 28 March, 2018
, Burlington, USA

EAT Stockholm Food Forum

11 - 12 June, 2018
, Stockholm, Sweden

Council Meeting 2018

22 - 25 October, 2018
, Singapore
See more


Impact on SDGs

Our work is structured around the three pillars of CSA:

  1. Productivity,
  2. Emissions mitigation
  3. Resilience.

Through these, the CSA project and the agricultural sector in general are linked to virtually all SDGs; however, SDGs 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13 and 15 are the ones that our work can best support.



Matthew Reddy

Director, Forest Solutions Group & Climate Smart Agriculture

Dalma Somogyi

Manager, Climate Smart Agriculture

Deepa Maggo

Manager, Water India

Tony Siantonas

Manager, Climate Smart Agriculture