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FAO Launches Survey on Agricultural Mitigation Projects

30 March 2010: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a survey to gather information on all existing agricultural mitigation projects in developing countries into a comprehensive database. The survey aims to identify existing agricultural projects that either reduce, avoid or absorb/sequester greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through agricultural practices.

The survey was designed by the FAO MICCA project (Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture), which aims at supporting efforts to mitigate climate change through agriculture in developing countries and to move towards carbon friendly agricultural practices. The focus is on projects that have a clear carbon offset objective and are designed for the carbon market. However, managers of projects that include a mitigation component but that are not in the process of entering the carbon market are nevertheless encouraged to fill out the survey. The deadline for completing the survey is 14 April 2010. [The Survey] [FAO MICCA Project]