Recent News » EcoAgriculture Partners Releases New Climate Publications
In the past month, EcoAgriculture Partners has released several new publications related to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The eighth brief in our Policy Focus series, entitled Blending Climate and Agriculture Finance to Support Climate-Smart Landscapes, lays out the current financing landscape for climate and agriculture in the developing world. It then analyzes the implications for the development of climate-smart agriculture, particularly for smallholders. Finally, it suggests steps towards more effective integration of climate and agriculture finance.
Another brief, Building Community Assets and Capacities for Adaptive Management, discusses current efforts and further opportunities to build community and landscape resilience to climate change in projects of the World Food Program (WFP). Case studies in Kenya and Ethiopia illustrate the early successes of the organization in building climate-resilient communities and agricultural production systems.
Two new publications were added to the EcoAgriculture Discussion Paper series. The sixth in the series, Performance and Potential of Conservation Agriculture for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Sub-Saharan Africa, examines how conservation agriculture practices might also support climate change adaptation and mitigation in the context of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. After analyzing conservation agriculture in a broader sense, the study concludes by suggesting ways in which new policy priorities and climate finance sources may support the scaling-up of conservation agriculture in appropriate contexts throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Integrating Agendas for Forests, Agriculture and Climate Change Mitigation: Rationale and Recommendations for Landscape Strategies, National Policy and International Climate Action, Discussion Paper no. 7, expands upon the ideas discussed in the policy brief Making REAL(U) Right, published earlier this year. It builds the case for integrating across agriculture, forestry and climate needs, and addresses challenges associated with tenure and rights regimes for agriculture, forests and carbon. It advocates for multi-stakeholder processes for policy development and planning, and presents implications of employing cross-sectoral frameworks for international climate policy and funding.
All publications can also be downloaded on the EcoAgriculture website.
Posted By Rachel Friedman at 1:07pm on 05 December 2011