Diploma in Climate Smart Agriculture and Food Systems

– Powering Resilience for Sustainability

Start Date

December 11, 2023


12 Weeks

Fees (Local)

10% Discount for Early Birds



Mode Of Study


About the Program

As the world grapples with the impacts of climate change and the need for sustainable food production, the Diploma in Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems provides an in-depth exploration of innovative agricultural practices and strategies that are resilient to climate variability. This comprehensive diploma program equips participants with the knowledge and skills to promote sustainable and climate-resilient food systems while addressing global challenges in agriculture, food security, and environmental conservation.


  1. Climate-Smart Agriculture Fundamentals: Understand the principles and concepts of climate-smart agriculture (CSA), including climate adaptation and mitigation strategies.
  2. Climate-Resilient Livestock and Fisheries: Learn strategies for raising resilient livestock and managing sustainable fisheries in a changing climate.
  3. Climate-Resilient Crop Production: Understand methods for growing arable and plantation crops sustainably in a changing climate.
  4. Water Resource Management: Develop expertise in water conservation, irrigation, and sustainable water use in agriculture.
  5. Agroforestry and Biodiversity: Understand the role of agroforestry in climate adaptation and preserving biodiversity within agricultural systems.
  6. Climate-Resilient Food Supply Chains: Analyze food supply chains, post-harvest management, and technologies to reduce food loss and waste.
  7. Climate Finance and Policy: Explore climate finance mechanisms and agricultural policies that support climate-smart agriculture.
  8. Climate Data and Technology: Utilize climate data and technology for informed decision-making in agriculture and food systems.
  9. Community Engagement and Sustainable Practices: Engage with local communities and promote sustainable agricultural practices for resilience.
  10. Climate-Smart Innovation: Investigate innovative solutions, including precision agriculture and renewable energy integration in agriculture.


  • Agricultural Professionals: Farmers, agronomists, and agricultural extension officers seeking to adopt climate-smart practices and improve resilience in farming.
  • Environmentalists: Individuals interested in the intersection of agriculture, climate change, and environmental conservation.
  • Food Security Advocates: Professionals working to address global food security challenges and promote sustainable food systems.
  • Policy Makers: Government officials, policymakers, and NGOs focusing on agricultural and environmental policies and climate resilience.
  • Researchers and Scientists: Researchers in agriculture, climate science, and environmental studies looking to deepen their knowledge of climate-smart practices.
  • International Development Professionals: Those working in international development agencies and organizations interested in promoting sustainable agriculture and food security in various regions.
  • Entrepreneurs: Individuals seeking to develop climate-resilient agribusiness ventures.

Course Modules

Introduction to Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA)

  1. Understanding Climate Change and Its Impact on Agriculture
  2. Principles and Concepts of Climate-Smart Agriculture
  3. Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies

Sustainable Crop Management

  1. Sustainable Crop Cultivation Techniques
  2. Organic Farming and Soil Conservation
  3. Pest and Disease Management in a Changing Climate

Climate-Resilient Livestock and Fisheries

  1. Raising Resilient Livestock in a Changing Climate
  2. Sustainable Fisheries Management
  3. Aquaculture Practices for Climate Resilience

Water Resource Management

  1. Water Conservation and Efficient Use in Agriculture
  2. Sustainable Irrigation Practices
  3. Drought Preparedness and Response

Agroforestry and Biodiversity

  1. Integrating Trees and Agriculture for Climate Adaptation
  2. Conserving Biodiversity in Agricultural Systems
  3. Carbon Sequestration and Climate Benefits of Agroforestry

Climate-Resilient Food Supply Chains

  1. Food Supply Chains and Post-Harvest Management
  2. Reducing Food Loss and Waste
  3. Sustainable Packaging and Distribution

Climate Finance and Policy

  1. Climate Finance Mechanisms for Agriculture
  2. Agricultural Policies Supporting Climate-Smart Agriculture
  3. International Agreements and Climate Policy

Climate Data and Technology in Agriculture

  1. Climate Data Analysis for Informed Decision-Making
  2. Technologies for Climate-Smart Agriculture
  3. Precision Agriculture and Data-Driven Farming

Community Engagement and Sustainable Practices

  1. Engaging Local Communities in Climate-Resilient Agriculture
  2. Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Practices
  3. Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Adaptation

Climate-Smart Innovation

  1. Innovative Solutions for Climate-Smart Agriculture
  2. Renewable Energy Integration in Agriculture
  3. Case Studies of Successful Climate-Smart Innovations


Students will apply climate-smart agricultural principles and strategies to a real-world agricultural or food systems scenario, demonstrating their ability to promote resilience and sustainability.


  • Review and assessment of the capstone projects
  • Final exam or assessment
  • Awarding of the Diploma in Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems

Plan Of Study

Plan of study

Career Pathway for Graduates of this Program

Career pathways

Final Award

Upon Successful Completion Participants will earn a prestigious Diploma in Development Leadership from the Nigerian College of Agribusiness. At convocation, graduating students will receive their Certificate as well as their Transcript of academic records.


Faculty members are experienced professionals in Climate Smart Agriculture and Climate Action Leadership with extensive years of industry practice experience.

Course Fee

Local Participants

10% Discount for Early Birds

International Participants


Next Entry

December 11, 2023

Payment Details

Tuition Account

Beneficiary Bank: Zenith Bank Plc
Account Number: 1228461510
Account Name: Nigeria College of Agribusiness

Further Enquiries

Do you need any further assistance regarding this program, send an email to: or send chat with a program executive on WhatsApp via: 08109532513 (Nigeria), +2349129158989 (International)

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