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Livelihood and environmental trade-offs of climate mitigation in smallholder coffee agroforestry systems

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This book reviews the state of agricultural climate change mitigation globally, with a focus on identifying the feasibility, opportunities and challenges for achieving mitigation among smallholder farmers. The purpose is ultimately to accelerate efforts towards mitigating land-based climate change. While much attention has been focused on forestry for its reputed cost-effectiveness, the agricultural sector contributes about ten to twelve per cent of emissions and has a large technical and economic potential for reducing greenhouse gases. The book does not dwell on the science of emissions reduction, as this is well covered elsewhere; rather, it focuses on the design and practical implementation of mitigation activities through changing farming systems.

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Méndez VE, Castro-Tanzi S, Goodall K, Morris KS, Bacon CM, Läderach P, Morris WB, Georgeoglou-Laxalde MU. 2012. Livelihood and environmental trade-offs of climate mitigation in smallholder coffee agroforestry systems. In: Wollenberg E, Nihart A, Tapio-Biström ML, Grieg-Gran M, eds. Climate change mitigation and agriculture. London UK: Routledge.