Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Programme


Type: Tools
Year: 2015

The EX-ACT tool is an appraisal system developed with contributions from the MICCA programme. It provides estimates related to the impact of agriculture and forestry development projects, programmes and policies on the carbon-balance.
To access the EX-ACT e-learning course click here.


Type: Tools
Year: 2015

The online “Learning tool on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector”has been designed for colleagues working in the agriculture sectors who want to understand more about the concept of NAMAs and increase their capacity to contribute to national and global climate change mitigation goals.

Available also in French and Spanish

The NAMA learning tool: 

  • Supports the identification, development and implementation of country specific climate change mitigation actions in the agriculture, forestry and other land use sector.  
  • Helps to identify the type and quantity of resources (technical, human and financial) that are needed to develop and implement NAMAs. 
  • Provides guidance on how to achieve reductions in net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the AFOLU sector while supporting other sustainable development goals, such as food security. 
  • Recommends building Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) processes for NAMAs within existing national agricultural monitoring systems. 

Download the full slide set or Download by module:

Module 1: Climate change and agriculture

Module 2: Overview of NAMAs

Module 3: Step-by-step NAMA development

Module 4: Measurement, Reporting and Verification for an AFOLU NAMA

Module 5: Financing mechanisms and sources


Type: Tools
Year: 2014

Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) in the MICCA Programme mean the quantification of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions arising from the entire agricultural production chain. LCAs methods are applied also to measure other environmental impacts. Members of the MICCA team supported the development of a methodology to quantify GHG emissions arising from livestock food chains. To date, studies have been undertaken on the main livestock sectors: beef, dairy, pigs, poultry, small ruminants and buffalo. 

This methodology makes it possible to calculate how much GHGs are emitted, along the entire production chain, for products such as milk, meat and eggs. These analyses help identify efficient ways to produce livestock products while reducing GHG emissions. They cover:

  • Emissions from the production of inputs, such as fertilizers and feeds,
  • GHGs emitted on-farm, and 
  • Emissions from processing agricultural products once they have left the farm.

The work continues on five different crops, maize, wheat, barley, soybean and cassava. 

Type: Tools
Year: 2014

The livestock sector is an important emitter of greenhouse gases, it also has a large potential to reduce its emissions. GLEAM is a modelling framework that simulates the interaction of activities and processes involved in livestock production and the environment. The model was developed to assess impacts, adaptation and mitigation options for livestock at (sub) national, regional and global scale.

Marginal Abatement Cost Curves
Type: Tools
Year: 2014

Practices for enhancing soil carbon stocks were assessed using DayCent, a biophysical model that simulates fluxes of carbon and nitrogen in the atmosphere, vegetation and soil. This modelling work was conducted in collaboration with Colorado State University. The outputs from this model were combined with economic information to develop a global set of Marginal Abatement Cost Curves (MACCs) for agriculture.