Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) comes as a farming model for sustainable agricultural production system aimed at food security even during climatic calamities in eight countries, including Bangladesh.
Officials said the D-8 grouping adopted a proposal on introduction of the CSA model in the developing eight economies.
Bangladesh had proposed the system in the D-8 forum on the concluding day of the seventh D-8 agricultural ministerial meeting on January 13.
Bangladesh hosted the meeting on virtual platform, as the worst calamity believed born out of nature in a century has upended normal global order and life. Agriculture Minister Dr Mohammed Abdur Razzaque mooted the proposal.
CSA is an approach that helps guide actions to transform agri-food systems towards green-and climate-resilient practices.
It supports reaching internationally agreed goals such as the SDGs and the Paris Agreement-a twin recipe for nations to go by in their development pursuits in the prevailing milieu.
Targeted three main objectives are: sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes, adapting and building resilience to climate change, and reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas emissions, where possible.
Agriculture/forestry/food/livestock/rural development ministers from the D-8 members [Bangladesh, Egypt, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nigeria] attended the virtual meeting.
The proposal under the Dhaka Initiative has been adopted at the meet as food security is linked with economic and political stability in each country.