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The Agriculture Climate Resilience Plan (2014-2019) identifies and responds to the most urgent impacts posed by climate variability and climate change to the crop subsector.

The recently developed National Climate-smart Agriculture Program (2015 – 2025) aims to accelerate uptake of CSA in the country to increase productivity and climate resiliencein the agriculture sector (crop, livestock and fisheries), but also to reduce greenhouse gases emissions.

Tanzania is compliant to CAADP and Malabo Declaration as well as the 2011 Johannesburg Communiqué, which urges African countries to invest in facilitating adoption of CSA practices and approaches. In recognition of the CSA potential to contribute to a triple win for food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation,

Tanzania is ready for implementing CSA practices and approaches. Development of the CSA guidelines is a step toward achieving the global and national goals of sustainable agriculture production in a changing climate.

The guideline is important to all stakeholders especially extension officers and smallholder farmers, as it will provide guidance for adaptation and mitigation in building resilience of agricultural farming enterprises, improving and increasing agricultural productivity and sustainability.