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Tackling Climate Change through Livestock. A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities

Published: 2013
As renewed international efforts are needed to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the livestock sector can contribute its part. An important emitter of greenhouse gas, it also has the potential to  [...]

Case study

Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and Well-Being Interventions and policies for healthy communities

Published: 2013
This book is about Indigenous Peoples’ food systems and how important local knowledge about foods and the ecosystems that provide them can be used to improve health and well-being. The authors [...]

Report

Resilient Livelihoods: Disaster Risk Reduction for Food and Nutrition Security

Published: 2013
This framework explains the Disaster Risk Reduction for Food and Nutrition Security Framework Programme of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) which has been undertaken with [...]

Tool

Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook

Published: 2013
This comprehensive sourcebook on climate-smart agriculture (CSA), produced by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, consists of eighteen modules covering every aspect of planning and implementing CSA policies and projects.  Aimed primarily [...]

Tool

Policy Support Guidelines for the Promotion of Sustainable Production Intensification and Ecosystem Services. Integrated Crop Management Vol. 19–2013

Published: 2013
Conservation Agriculture is actually applied on about 10% of the world’s cropland and adoption is growing fast. However, it is not growing fast enough to face the challenges ahead, such [...]

Tool

Using Marginal Abatement Cost Curves to Realize the Economic Appraisal of Climate Smart Agriculture Policy Options. EASYPol Series 116

Published: 2012
The AFOLU sector (Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use) is directly linked with climate change issues, on an environmental aspect as well as on an economical and social aspect (food security).  On the [...]

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Policy Instruments to Promote Good Practices in Bioenergy Feedstock Production

Published: 2012
Building on FAO’s work on good practices in agriculture and forestry, the Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) project has compiled a set of good environmental practices that [...]

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Incorporating Climate Change Considerations into Agricultural Investment Programmes. A Guidance Document

Published: 2012
This best practices guidance document is intended to help development professionals  and government officials who are involved in agricultural and rural development investment operations to mainstream climate change considerations in [...]

Issue paper

Developing a Climate-Smart Agriculture Strategy at the Country Level: Lessons from Recent Experience

Published: 2012
Since the Global Conference on Climate Change, Food Security and Agriculture held at the Hague in 2010, the concept of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) has gained increasing attention at international and national levels, [...]

Brochure

Doing More with Less. Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture

Published: 2012
Increasing agricultural productivity and supporting people to make the most of natural and other resources through sustainable forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, crop and livestock practices. Given that the global population is expected to [...]