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.