Addressing SLCPs from Agriculture

The agriculture sector is the largest source of methane emissions and produces a significant portion of black carbon. This initiative aims to share and implement best practices for minimizing these emissions from agriculture in a manner that is consistent with broader climate change objectives and also enhances food security and livelihoods.

Planning is underway for this initiative, and the first activities will address emissions from open burning, livestock and paddy rice production. A broad-based scoping meeting is planned on the margin of an FAO meeting in Rome in early 2014. When this initiative begins operating in 2014, preference will be given to CCAC countries and regions with globally significant sources of SLCP emissions in the agriculture sector.

Latest Results

On January 22-24, 2014, a meeting of the CCAC Livestock and Manure Management Component of the CCAC Agriculture Initiative was held at the FAO headquarters in Rome. The meeting was hosted by FAO and co-organized by Wageningen UR Livestock Research (WUR); the United States; Canada; the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE); Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI); and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Administrative support and procedural guidance was provided by the CCAC Secretariat. The meeting convened the CCAC Livestock and Manure Management component implementing team and Advisory Board for the first time and also received input from representatives from nine countries - Bangladesh, Mexico, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Kenya, Ghana, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica - as well as other livestock and development experts.

Initiative Partner

International Cryosphere Climate Initiative

Initiative Actors

Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).