Climate change mitigation finance for smallholder agriculture: a guide book to harvesting soil carbon sequestration benefits

  • 01/11/2011
  • FAO

This FAO publication focuses on climate change mitigation financing for smallholders. The Organization, however, fully recognizes that adaptation may be the imperative and priority over the short and medium term for many smallholders in circumstances where climate change may adversely impact their efforts to overcome poverty and food insecurity. In many cases, most countries will need to deal with both adaptation and mitigation. FAO is supporting national efforts on CSA which seek to enhance the capacity of the agricultural sector to sustainably support food security, livelihoods and growth under climate change, incorporating the need for adaptation and the potential for mitigation into development strategies. Climate change mitigation financing can play a role, along with other sources of financing, in enabling climate smart agriculture.