Linkages between climate-smart agriculture and REDD+

Linking climate-smart agriculture and REDD+ could improve farmers' livelihoods, decrease emissions and increase carbon sequestration. In Lempira, Honduras, a farmer tends sorghum grown inside the Quesungual Agroforestry System. Photo: N Palmer (CIAT)
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CCAFS examines the linkages between climate-smart agriculture and avoided deforestation, including Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+). We focus on agricultural commodities as major drivers of deforestation and opportunites for low-carbon pathways to sustainable development.

CCAFS gives special attention to the governance and incentive arrangements affecting the supply chains of beef, palm oil and cereal crops and the jurisdictions in which they are grown.  

The list below summarizes the scope of this work. 

Current Projects
  • Supporting technical options and innovative public-private partnerships by linking sustainable beef cattle production and enhanced landscape management (CIFOR, CIRAD, EMBRAPA, Government of Pará)
  • Avoided deforestation and reduced emissions through sustainable cattle certification in Brazil (University of Michigan, University of Oxford, University of Sao Paolo, Rainforest Alliance, Imaflora)
  • Aligning plantations and smallholders with best management practices to reduce GHG emissions from oil palm development in East Kalimantan, Indonesia (CIFOR, Daemeter)
REsearch Reviews
SBSTA and COP events
Integrating REDD+, avoided deforestation and agriculture
action-research AND BEST PRACTICES related to CSA

The CCAFS low emissions agriculture website describes our full range of activities. Find links to research stories, priorities, and description of methodologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.