Agriculture is a sector where the environment plays an important role. The sector is dependent on the environment, but agriculture can also impact the environment if not done correctly – incorrect use of agricultural inputs, overuse of soils, etc. The rural poor are the intended program beneficiaries and depend heavily on environmentally sensitive resources for their livelihood such as waterways, topsoil, etc. These resources can be negatively impacted by agricultural activities supported by the program as well as wider environmental change, such as climate change.
Environment protection in PRISMA
PRISMA is committed to ensuring that environmental impacts caused by program activities are minimised. PRISMA takes a “do no harm” approach in implementing its environmental protection policy.
PRISMA’s “Environmental Protection Strategy” (EPS) document serves as a guideline for assessing, measuring, and mitigating negative impacts caused by activities supported by the program.
The EPS ensures that PRISMA effectively:
Identifies and mitigates environmental risks in compliance with the Indonesia and Australia regulatory frameworks on environment protection
Captures and leverages best practices in environmental management and climate-smart agriculture
Climate smart agriculture
PRISMA is committed to streamlining and mainstreaming climate-smart agriculture practices in its work with the private sector.
Here are some examples of PRISMA interventions using climate-smart innovations and technologies to build resilience and reduce the impact of agriculture to the environment.