Conservation agriculture for climate change mitigation

11 - 27 September, 2012
Programme
Highlights of the learning event

Conservation agriculture is as an approach to farming that seeks to increase food security, alleviate poverty, conserve biodiversity and safeguard ecosystem services. Conservation agriculture practices can contribute to making agricultural systems more resilient to climate change. In many cases, conservation agriculture has been proven to reduce the farming systems’ greenhouse gas emissions and enhance its role as carbon sinks.

The learning event on conservation agriculture brought together experts and practitioners from many countries to discuss the importance and different methods of conservation agriculture practices. The event was organized by the Community of practice for climate change mitigation in agriculture and CA-CoP Conservation agriculture community of practice. Experts from FAO and partner organizations gave presentations in webinars and discussions will be held on the DGroup and the LinkedIn group.


Background materials

Soil organic carbon accumulation and greenhouse gas emission reductions from conservation agriculture: a literature review
Conservation agriculture as a means to mitigate and adapt to climate change, a case study from Mexico
Save and Grow: A policymaker’s guide to the Sustainable Intensification of smallholder crop production
You can do it! Innovative homemade equipment by/for smallholder farmers in agriculture
- English
- Spanish


Webinar recordings of the learning event

Organic carbon accumulation and greenhouse gas emission reductions from conservation agriculture
Sandra Corsi, FAO
Recording • Presentation

Mexico: Mitigating and adapting to climate change using conservation agriculture
Bram Govaerts International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) (web site in Spanish)
Recording • Presentation: Part 1 - Part 2

Zambia: Trees and conservation agriculture in arid areas
Samuel Bell, Dyson School at Cornell University, Director, Shared Value Africa Ltd
Recording Presentation

Cameroon: Conservation agriculture and climate change issues in dryland areas
Oumarou Balarabé, Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD)
Recording 
Presentation

Conservation agriculture and mechanization for a climate-smart approach
Theodor Friedrich, FAO
Recording • Presentation

“In my experience conservation agriculture always has economic benefits for all farmers (big and/or small) but adoption is not easy.” - Member, Argentina

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last updated:  Thursday, March 21, 2013