Climate Change Mitigation Finance for Smallholder Agriculture

Building on FAO policy advice and incorporating lessons from ongoing agricultural carbon finance projects  of FAO and other organizations, this document aims to provide an overview of potential mitigation finance  opportunities for soil carbon sequestration. The first part provides an overview of the opportunities for  climate change mitigation from agricultural soil carbon sequestration, the emerging policy options and  consequent institutional mechanisms for financing such mitigation, and the opportunities for smallholders to participate in them. The second part is aimed primarily at carbon project developers and decision  makers at national level concerned with environmental and agriculture policies and incentives, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and farmers’ associations working towards rural development and  poverty alleviation. It provides step-by-step practical support to project development.

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