"Climate-smart" agriculture introduced in Africa and Asia

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Farmers participating in an FAO land and water management project in Guthi, India, check a new drip irrigation system.

Three countries in Africa and Asia are participating in a project aimed at helping them transition to a so-called "climate-smart" approach to agriculture.

The Food and Agriculture Organization or FAO and the European Union announced their new $US  6.72m  initiative on Monday.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

Farmers in Malawi, Vietnam and Zambia are introducing new farming methods that will help them produce more food while reducing their carbon footprint on the Earth.

FAO and the EU are providing a little over $US 6 million to introduce what's been dubbed a "climate-smart" approach to farming.

While agriculture is the sector most vulnerable to climate change, it is also a big emitter of greenhouse gases.

FAO says that farmers can be part of the solution by increasing agriculture's potential to absorb carbon in the soil rather than emitting it.

 Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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