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Organic Agriculture and Climate Change Mitigation - A Report of the Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change






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    Climate Change and Agriculture Policies. How Far Should We Look for Synergy Building Between Agriculture Development and Climate Mitigation?
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    There are different possibilities to finance climate change activities. Some are market based, others are not. Within this last category, there is a possibility to launch Payment of Environmental Services PES1. Whatever activities are launched to cope with climate change issues should bring finance, ecosystems protection as well as poverty reduction in developing countries. However it is a complex and difficult path accessing climate change funds, which is also not really tailored for developing countries. Investment agriculture programmes are recognized to be a possible solution to climate change. Appraising their carbon balance is a way to highlight their capacity to cope with climate change issues. Climate change issues should not be seen as a new trend that will imply new conditions for developing countries. It is worth seeing the opportunities that could be brought by integrating climate change policies in the objectives of development.
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    Climate-Smart Agriculture: Smallholder Adoption and Implications for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation 2011
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    There are a wide range of agriculture-based practices and technologies that have the potential to increase food production and the adaptive capacity of the food production system, as well as reduce emissions or enhance carbon storage in agricultural soils and biomass. However, even where such synergies exist, capturing them may entail significant costs, particularly for smallholders in the short-term. In this paper, we provide a brief review of the adaptation and mitigation benefits from vario us practices, and then focus in detail on empirical evidence concerning costs and barriers to adoption, both from household and project-level data. Findings indicate that up-front investment costs can be a significant barrier to adoption for certain investments and practices, and furthermore, the evidence also supports the hypotheses that opportunity and transactions costs across a wide range of investments and practices. Additionally, potential synergies between food security, adaptation an d mitigation opportunities, as well as costs, can differ substantially across different agro-ecological zones, climate regimes, and historical land use patterns.
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    A guide book to harvesting soil carbon sequestration benefits
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