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Getting the process started: developing national mitigation plans for agriculture

Two newly released publications by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations can serve as useful planning tools for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and Low Emission Development Strategies within the agricultural sector.

The two publications - a review paper and a guidance document - offer readers building blocks for national mitigation action plans, and easy to use guidance for designing them.

The country case studies included in the reports illustrate nicely the range of available options that countries can implement. Through these publications, policy makers, country negotiators, and minister advisors can finally get support for their work in agriculture.

Learn more : National mitigation actions in agriculture put under microscope in new brief

More than mitigation is considered in the national plans :

Based on an analysis of existing agricultural NAMAs, the reports find that most of the planned actions contribute to the three pillars of climate-smart agriculture : increased productivity, adaptation to and of course mitigation of climate change.

In the NAMA review, prepared jointly by FAO and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the authors documented that in their NAMAs, developing countries have considered many different synergies with multiple development goals.

Synergies between agricultural mitigation and a range of critical development objectives, for example increased food security, reduced deforestation, reduced water pollution and heightened resilience to climate change had all been addressed in several NAMAs.

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Source : CCAFS

Crédits: AK-Project