Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA)

RELEVANCE – UPSC GS PRELIMS & GS MAINS –III

First go through the text (given after the questions) and then attempt the questions.

UPSC QUESTIONS

UPSC PRELIMS 2018

QUES . With reference to the ‘Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (CACSA)’, which of the following statements is/are correct.”

1. GACSA is an outcome of the Climate Summit held in Paris in 2015.
2. Membership of GACSA does not create any binding obligations.
3. India was instrumental in the creation of GACSA.

Select the correct answer using the code given

a .  1 and 3 only
b .  2 only
c .  2 and 3 only
d .  1, 2 and 3

Answer.b

PRACTICE QUESTIONS

QUES 1 . Which among the following is the purpose of Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA)

a .  Improve farmers’ agricultural productivity and incomes in a sustainable way.

b . Build farmers’ resilience to extreme weather and changing climate.

c . Reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture.

d .  All of the above

Answer – d

ABOUT GACSA

Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) is a voluntary and multi-stakeholder platform on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA). Its vision is to improve food security, nutrition and resilience in the face of climate change.

GACSA was launched on 23 September 2014 at the UN Climate Summit.

Purpose of GACSA

GACSA works towards three aspirational outcomes to:

1 . Improve farmers’ agricultural productivity and incomes in a sustainable way.
2 . Build farmers’ resilience to extreme weather and changing climate.
3 . Reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture, when possible.

GACSA aims to catalyze and help create transformational partnerships to encourage the three pillars of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) – productivity, adaptation and mitigation.

Methodology of GACSA 

GACSA fosters knowledge learning, sharing, partnership building, while also providing a space for dialogue and debate.

Mission of GACSA

The mission of the Alliance is to address the challenges facing food security and agriculture by tapping the wealth and diversity of resources, knowledge, information and expertise, from and between its members, in order to stimulate concrete initiatives at all levels.

GACSA as a Forum

It provides a forum for those who work on climate-smart agriculture to share and exchange experiences, information and views on issues that need immediate attention what works and what does not when adapting to climate change and mitigating green house gases in the agriculture sector.