Are Sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) agricultural systems too heterogeneous for Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)?

CSA – a promising approach to achieve global food security while adjusting agriculture to the new realities of climate change, may be readily applicable in agricultural systems with commonly defined practices over relatively large expanses. However, SSA landscapes are highly heterogeneous, limiting adoption of CSA at the landscape scale necessary for achievement of both its adaptation and mitigation goals. In this talk, Anthony Oyoo discusses how spatial and temporal heterogeneity in crop choice, farm management and farm-level decision making affect the landscape-level adaptive response necessary for CSA success in SSA.

Guest Speaker

Anthony is a second year PhD candidate at Wageningen University (Netherlands) and an associate research scholar with ICRISAT (Kenya). His research focuses on management of natural resources by farmers in low-input agricultural systems with limited risk-taking capacities, using an inter-disciplinary lens that integrates natural and socio-economic sciences.


The African Food Sovereignty Working Group is an informal monthly-guided discussion and open to the public on a wide range of issues related to Africa’s food systems, the working group is supported by the Global Justice Program of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the UC Berkeley.