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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.NEXT ARTICLE
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism ...
Collaborations in biotechnology
Commercial and academic collaborations are used throughout the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector to enhance research and product development. Collaborations can take the form of research and evaluation agreements, licensing, partnerships etc. ...
Tropical Medicine is the study of diseases more commonly found in tropical regions than elsewhere. Examples of these diseases are malaria, yellow fever, Chagas disease, Dengue, Helminths, African trypanosomiasis, Leishmaniasis, Leprosy, Lymphatic filaria...