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Where did the term “Climate-Smart Agriculture” actually come from?

Talking about climate-smart agriculture is something that is common in the news today, but that phrase has not been around for long. Here is an interesting short article about where it started and what climate-smart agriculture means, from the USDA Northeast Climate Hub. They also provide links to a variety of resources, including this UN document on climate-smart practices and training modules at

Oat field. Source: H. Zell, Commons Wikimedia.