FAO Workshop Discusses NAMAs in Agriculture

26 July 2012. Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) can be a valuable tool for national mitigation planning and climate smart agriculture. In order to support their further development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) organized a Workshop on NAMAs: National Mitigation Planning and Implementation in Agriculture, from 16-17 July 2012, in Rome, Italy.

Workshop participants shared experience on tools and resources for NAMA decision making, identified research and capacity development needs for agriculture planning, and discussed ways forward for effective NAMA planning.

Presentations focused on experiences from a variety of countries, including: developing local action plans for land-based NAMA in Indonesia; agricultural NAMAs in the context of the Costa Rican climate change strategy; development of the Brazilian agricultural NAMAs; developing NAMAs in Kenya; and national greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation options for agricultural landscapes in East Africa.

For further information please contact: Christina Seeberg-Elverfeldt (Christina.SeebergElverfeldt@fao.org) or visit: http://www.fao.org/climatechange/micca/72532/en/.