El Programa de Mitigación del Cambio Climático en la Agricultura (MICCA)
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Community for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture
Welcome to the homepage of the Community for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture. This Community of Practice, launched by the MICCA Programme in January 2012, provides a network for practitioners 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.
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.
Our activities in October encouraged knowledge sharing around climate change mitigation in the fields of organic soils, as well as livestock systems.
An online webinarTowards climate responsible peatlands management took place on Thursday 3 October, 2013.
To view the presentationas and recordings, please click here
A new online learning event Tackling climate change through livestock – Global assessment and multi-stakeholder initiatives will take place from Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 October 2013.
“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
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 650 members from universities, research centres, civil society organizations, national ministries, private corporations and other inter-developmental institutions, originating from more than 60 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
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.
©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.
Now on line
Summary of the learning event on agroforestry, food security and climate change
Discussion Forum News
The LinkedIn group is sharing job announcements and small-scale solar thermal units for farmers. The DGroup just got bigger. Since the learning event on conservation agriculture and climate change mitigation, the DGroup has grown to over 150 members.
NEW documents in the DGroup library
Connect with the Community
Upcoming MICCA Events
International workshop: Reviewing Data and Methods for GHG estimates in Agriculture to Inform Low Emissions Development Options
12 noviembre 2014 - 14 noviembre 2014
Italia, FAO Headquarters