Ethiopia-Reducing the GHG Impacts of Sustainable Intensification
The focus of project is "on how mitigation can benefit poor farmers and to understand trade-offs among different dimensions of poverty and different groups of the poor (including between men and women). Special attention will be given to the trade-offs and synergies of mitigation, food security and poverty alleviation, while ensuring the health of water, land and ecosystems at different scales (e.g., farm, landscape, seascape, food value chain)."1
"Specific objectives include:
- Inform decision makers about the impacts of alternative agricultural development pathways
- Identify institutional arrangements and incentives that enable smallholder farmers and common-pool resource users to reduce GHG emissions and improve livelihoods
- Test and identify desirable on-farm practices and their landscape-level implications"1
Currently the program is active in Eastern Africa, Western Africa, and Southern Asia.
Progress and Outcomes
Capacity building activities include strengthening implementation of climate change policies, preparation of GHG inventories, and enhancing capacity for implementing LEDS.