Large-scale implementation of adaptation and mitigation actions in agriculture | Land Portal

Información del recurso

Date of publication: 
Julio 2013
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
handle:10568/33279
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This paper identifies sixteen cases of large-scale actions in the agriculture and forestry sectors that have adaptation and/or mitigation outcomes, and distils lessons from the cases. The cases cover policy and strategy development (including where climate-smart objectives were not the initial aim), climate risk management through insurance, weather information services and social protection, and agricultural initiatives that have a strong link to climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Key lessons learned include:

- Trade-offs can be avoided, at least in the near-term and over limited spatial scale

- We need cost-effective and comparable indices for measuring GHG fluxes and for

monitoring adaptive capacity

- Strong government support is crucial to enable large-scale successes

- Upfront costs may be substantial and can be met from multiple sources

- An iterative and participatory learning approach with investment in capacity

strengthening is critical.

Autores y editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Cappiello S
Kinyangi, James
Vermeulen, Sonja
Cooper, P.J.M.
Zougmoré, Robert B.
Campbell, Bruce M.

Proveedor de datos

CGIAR (CGIAR)

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.


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