Communities of practice for Climate Change and Agriculture

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Welcome to the Communities of practice facilitated by FAO's Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture Programme. These nine Communities of Practice, launched by the MICCA Programme, provide a network for practitioners, civil society organizations, national policy decision-makers and private sector working on climate-smart agriculture. The Communities facilitate the development and adoption of sustainable mitigation practices currently being used in agricultural production systems in different parts of the world. 

Join one or more of the communities of practice here:

 A Community of practice:

  • makes information about climate change mitigation in agriculture easily accessible for practitioners;
  • fosters knowledge-sharing and collaboration among practitioners;
  • supports collective efforts to influence relevant policy areas; and
  • increases the visibility of climate change mitigation in agriculture at a global level

Latest online learning events: 

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.


Getting ready for the
Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Agriculture

Gender and Climate-Smart Agriculture

Tackling Climate Change through Livestock



Climate-Smart Agriculture

Towards climate responsible peatland management

 Agroforestry, food security and climate change


 “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 and facilitated discussions carried out within the Community of Practice, facilitated by MICCA and partners. 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 6 300 members from universities, research centres, civil society organizations, national ministries, private corporations and other inter-developmental institutions, originating from more than 119 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 Communities members communicate via its DGroup discussion and LinkedIn platforms. The DGroup allows them to exchange experiences, questions and advice with each other individually or in discussion threads. They can also benefit from the calendar, libraries as well as moderation and support provided by the Communities’ facilitation team.


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last updated:  Monday, January 18, 2016