Improving the Quantification of Agriculture Emissions in Low-Income Countries

The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) will be hosting a web-based seminar that describes the Standard Assessment of Mitigation Potential and Livelihoods in Smallholder Systems, or SAMPLES approach to quantifying agriculture emissions. SAMPLES addresses knowledge gaps related to greenhouse gas (GHG) sources and sinks in smallholder agricultural systems. The uncertainty in understanding agriculture emissions compromises up-scaling of low-emissions agricultural development solutions, constrains smallholder participation in the emerging green economy, and weakens low-income countries' contribution to global climate negotiations. SAMPLES applies newly-developed and existing methods to generate novel, rigorous, and comparable data on GHG balances and livelihood-climate trade-offs due to smallholder farming.  

date: 4 December 2013     14:30-15:30 CET (Paris, Copenhagen)   location: virtual   contact: Cecilia Schubert   phone: +46 708661383   e-mail: c.schubert@cgiar.org   www: http://ccafs.cgiar.org/videostream?utm_source=Video+Science+Seminar&utm_campaign=9541631ee4-Feb_video_science_seminar1_25_2012&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_50be84d041-9541631ee4-