The lesson is simple: Identify the climate-smart farming practices and techniques that can boost agricultural production, convey the relevant know-how to smallholders, support them as they make the transition, and create a policy environment that enables them to take advantage of this knowledge.
If national policies and international development initiatives support the transition to climate-smart agriculture in these ways, we have no doubt that smallholders everywhere will step up and do their part to help save the planet.
Paul Kagame is president of the Republic of Rwanda. Kanayo F. Nwanze is president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
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