Campbell, B.M., Kinyangi, J., Vermeulen, S.J., Zougmoré, R., Cooper, P.J.M., Cappiello, S.
This paper identifies sixteen cases of large-scale actions in the agriculture and forestry sectors that have adaptation and/or mitigation outcomes, and distils lessons from the cases. The cases cover policy and strategy development (including where climate-smart objectives were not the initial aim), climate risk management through insurance, weather information services and social protection, and agricultural initiatives that have a strong link to climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Key lessons learned include:
Trade-offs can be avoided, at least in the near-term and over limited
We need cost-effective and comparable indices for measuring GHG fluxes
and for monitoring adaptive capacity
Strong government support is crucial to enable large-scale successes
Upfront costs may be substantial and can be met from multiple sources
An iterative and participatory learning approach with investment in
capacity strengthening is critical.
Cooper, P.J.M.; Cappiello, S.; Vermeulen, S.J.; Campbell, B.M.; Zougmoré, R.; Kinyangi, J. Large-scale implementation of adaptation and mitigation actions in agriculture. CCAFS Working Paper No. 50. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Copenhagen, Denmark (2013) 100 pp.