Collaboration agreement extended with Chiang Mai University

Collaboration agreement extended with Chiang Mai University

Crucial research to continue into the Greater Mekong Sub-region thanks to agreement

The right policies for African agriculture

The right policies for African agriculture

Policy makers in Africa have an important role in enabling a transformation of agriculture on the continent

Smart Tree-Invest inception workshop in Indonesia

Smart Tree-Invest inception workshop in Indonesia

Promoting co-investment in ecosystem services in the landscapes of Central Sulawesi has begun

Trees are smart investments

Trees are smart investments

Improving farming practices for farmers and finding co-investment in the environmental services they provide is the focus of the new Smart Trees-Invest project, says Nhung Bui.

Four districts in South and Southeast Sulawesi initiate livelihoods’ conservation strategies

Four districts in South and Southeast Sulawesi initiate livelihoods’ conservation strategies

The ‘Environment’ component is one of three linked components that make up the AgFor Sulawesi project. Staff of the component organized a workshop in December 2013 to present the results of their livelihoods' vulnerability assessment.

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New Mitigation Lab launched in Nairobi

A new laboratory facility launched under the Climate Change Unit at ICRAF’s headquarters in Nairobi will allow scientists to quantify greenhouse gas emissions from a range of ecosystems – from forests to crop and dairy farming. The Mitigation Lab, recently launched by the World Agroforestry Centre’s Board of Trustees and funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), will help researchers pinpoint emissions hotspots – areas or practices that release substantially greater amounts of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide into the atmosphere.

Research technician Margaret Thiongo demonstrates manual greenhouse gas emissions sampling to ICRAF Board of Trustees members

Research Technician Margaret Thiongo demonstrates manual greenhouse gas sampling techniques to ICRAF's Board of Trustees at the official lab launch

The data generated by the lab will help to compare greenhouse gas emissions between landscapes on which agroforestry and other climate-smart agriculture practices have been adopted and those landscapes on which they have not. This will help provide evidence that farmers who adopt improved practices are contributing to climate change mitigation by reducing their carbon footprint while at the same time increasing their production.

The lab boasts two gas chromatographs, both of which have automated samplers that can load and analyze 120 greenhouse gas samples in an eight hour day, greatly increasing the rate and efficiency of analysis.

Read more about the lab’s current work via the Standard Assessment of Mitigation Potential and Livelihoods in Smallholder Systems Project (SAMPLES) and the Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Programme (MICCA), FAO.

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