Ethiopian technicians and policymakers have put forward an ambitious Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement. As the government of Ethiopia continues planning and begins implementation, experts require data, methods and tools to choose mitigation options, conduct measurement, reporting and verification activities, and report to the UNFCCC.
The CCAFS Mitigation Options Tool allows experts in agriculture and climate change to quickly rank mitigation options from multiple crop and livestock management practices in different geographic regions. Because the tool has utilized findings from well-known and peer-reviewed empirical models, the input requirements are relatively simple.
Employing the CCAFS-MOT at this workshop will allow technicians and policy-makers to more easily identify suitable agricultural practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, sequester carbon and contribute to climate change adaptation in different regions and agricultural production systems in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research have joined the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to convene this meeting so the CCAFS-MOT can serve experts in Ethiopia in their efforts to further policies and implementation in support of its NDC.
- 26 March: Using the CCAFS MOT to identify low emission options in multiple regions and agricultural production systems in Ethiopia (technicians only)
- 27 March: Using the CCAFS-MOT to meet NDC targets (policy influencers and technicians)
The CCAFS-MOT has been developed with support from CCAFS, the University of Aberdeen, the United Kingdom’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the United States Department of State (DOS), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). CCAFS is carried out with support from CGIAR Fund Donors and through bilateral funding agreements. For details please visit the donors page.