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Greenhouse Gas Emission Analyses from Nine Agricultural Development Projects Reveal Mitigation Options

20:00 EDT 30 Aug 2017 | Meridian Institute

A collaborative effort of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) helps to improve understanding of how different agricultural management practices impact yields, net greenhouse gas emissions and emission intensity. Under the Paris climate agreement, 119 countries committed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. These countries are developing implementation plans that include sub-sectoral goals and strategies. In this collaborative effort, researchers analyzed nine USAID agricultural projects and identified agricultural management practices in rice, agroforestry, and livestock systems that increase production, provide climate change mitigation co-benefits and have the potential for widespread adoption. The team published the agricultural greenhouse gas emission analyses from nine tropical, developing countries to help policymakers prioritize agricultural practices that contribute to the sustainable development goals in food security and climate. These case studies are available on the CCAFS website.

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