Community for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture

Welcome to the Community for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture. This Community of Practice, launched by the MICCA Programme, provides a network for practitioners, civil society organizations, national policy decision-makers and private sector working on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture. The Community facilitates the development and adoption of sustainable mitigation practices currently being used in agricultural production systems in different parts of the world.

The Community of practice serves to:

  • make information about climate change mitigation in agriculture easily accessible for practitioners;
  • foster knowledge-sharing and collaboration among practitioners;
  • support collective efforts to influence relevant policy areas; and
  • increase the visibility of climate change mitigation in agriculture at a global level.

Online learning event on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Agriculture, October 2014

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Agriculture – Online learning event for policy-makers

The event will focus on the process of designing and implementing NAMAs in agriculture.

Key questions for discussion:

  • Why are NAMAs needed in agriculture?  
  • What actions are required?
  • How to access financing?

The event is organized by Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Programme and the Climate, Energy and Tenure Division of FAO in cooperation with partners.

Policy-makers are invited to join to this event by enrolling through: bit.ly/join_nama_in_agriculture_community

More information:
Kaisa Karttunen and Maria Nuutinen
Mitigation of climate change in agriculture (MICCA) Programme, FAO

Activities of the Community of Practice

The Community of Practice of Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture organizes online webinars and learning events on a variety of climate-smart practices and climate change mitigation opportunities. Below are the most recent activities.

  

Climate-Smart Agriculture

 Gender and Climate-Smart Agriculture

Tackling climate change through livestock

 

 

 Towards climate responsible peatland management

 Agroforestry, food security and climate change

 Conservation Agriculture

 

 “I particularly liked the participatory engagement of the community for climate change mitigation in agriculture in deciding what they should learn. That is great!” - Member, Malawi

Learning events

The learning events are a series of online webinars carried out by the Community of Practice, facilitated by MICCA. Each learning event takes place over a period of two to three weeks and gathers professionals, practitioners, and institutions to discuss issues related to climate change and agriculture. Through this, the Community of Practice has grown to more than 1800 members from universities, research centres, civil society organizations, national ministries, private corporations and other inter-developmental institutions, originating from more than 100 countries. 

“It is important for scientists working on local adaptation mechanisms to climate change (...) to compare notes, share information, and learn from progress made in other regions of the world. The establishment of a network focusing on climate smart agriculture will facilitate the advancement of achieving food security in most developing countries.” - Survey Participant

Discussion Fora

The Community’s members communicate via its Discussion Group ('Development Group' or DGroup’). The DGroup allows them to exchange experiences, questions and advice with each other individually or in discussion threads. They can also benefit from the moderation and support provided by the Community’s co-ordination team. We want the DGroup to become an active forum in which practical and technical issues relating to mitigation in agriculture can be addressed.

Join us

©FAO/Hoang Dinh Nam Are you already working on reducing or removing greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture? Would you like to help make agriculture more climate-smart? We invite you to become a member, join in the discussion and share documents, experiences and news with the Community. You can also join our LinkedIn Group, which allows professionals share contacts.

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last updated:  Thursday, August 7, 2014