Economics and Policy Innovations for Climate-Smart Agriculture

Technical consultation

FAO Headquarters, Rome, 21-24 May 2013

On 21-24 May 2013, EPIC hosted the Technical Consultation “Soil carbon sequestration coefficient and capacity building scenario planning”. The consultation was aimed to strengthen the capacity of policy makers and experts from Malawi, Viet Nam and Zambia in two main areas:

  1. Measure the Carbon mitigation potential in each of the three partner countries; 
  2. Use participatory scenario building to better link researchers and policy-makers and to inform the development of CSA strategic frameworks and investment plans.   

The Technical Consultation benefitted from the participation of international experts from the University of Aberdeen and the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate-Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

Read the Workshop Report

See below for more information:


Opening presentation, Andrea Cattaneo, FAO

Session 1 - Carbon Sequestration 


 The Cool Farm Tool - Introduction, Jon Hilier & Sylvia Helga, University of Aberdeen 


 The Cool Farm Tool - Walkthrough, Jon Hilier & Sylvia Helga, University of Aberdeen 


 The Ex-Act Tool, Martial Bernoux, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - IRD

Session 2 - Participatory scenario building  


 Scenarios to guide CSA planning, Joost Vervoort, CIAT/CCAFS

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