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Le Projet d’atténuation du changement climatique dans l’agriculture (MICCA)

Benin

In July 2017, following previous work carried out in the context of the ‘Technical Assistance for Sustainable National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Management Systems in West Africa (West Africa UNFCCC GHG Project) in 2015, MICCA hosted at FAO headquarters a delegation of the AFOLU inventory team of Benin for a week-long technical support aimed at strengthening the country’s inventory capacities.

Preliminary exchanges allowed to identify the type of support needed which include the upgrading of inventories from tier 1 to tier 2, methods and strategies for the gap filling of data and the estimate of specific parameters for the Agriculture section of the inventory, including the use of FAO databases, as well as the upgrading of the land representation from approach 1 to 2 and 3.

The delegation of Benin was exposed to various training sessions in the above topics, with the invaluable contribution of a number of FAO units, including Global Strategy, GLEAM (Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model), FRA (Forest Resources Assessment), REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), BEFS (BioEnergy and Food Security). Furthermore, a data analysis for quality assurance / quality control was performed by MICCA on the latest inventory data from AFOLU that the country plans to submit with the next national reporting.