This study was commissioned to assess the value and effectiveness of
carbon market and climate finance strategies to enhance agricultural
investment, food security and emission reductions in developing
countries, particularly for smallholders. The assessment will inform
recommendations to implement these strategies through national
development policies and post-2012 climate agreements and/or policy
A consortium composed of Climate Focus, the International Institute for
Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and UNIQUE Forestry Consultants
(i) the role of agricultural mitigation practices for greenhouse gas
(GHG) abatement and food production through extensive economic modeling
of the land-use sector
(ii) existing and proposed market-based projects and policies that
engage the private sector in agricultural mitigation and adaptation
activities in developing countries through the short, medium and
(iii) feasible climate-smart agricultural (CSA) practices with an
assessment of their design, scope, effectiveness and relevant barriers.
Climate Focus, Inc.; IIASA; UNIQUE Forestry Consultants. Carbon market and climate finance for climate-smart agriculture in developing countries. Climate Focus Inc., Washington, DC, USA (2011) 78 pp.
Carbon market and climate finance for climate-smart agriculture in developing countries.