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Bonn, 15 Jun 2011. Andrew Steer outlines what it will take to make Durban a success. Touching upon a range of issues, he highlights agriculture as “the orphan of the UNFCCC agreements” and farmers amongst those most severely impacted by climate change. In order to tackle this challenge, he calls for a ‘triple win’ approach involving interventions that will increase yields and increase the resilience of those yields while sequestering carbon. He goes on to illustrate one "triple win" intervention launched this year by the World Bank, in which poor, smallholder farmers in Kenya are receiving cash payments from voluntary carbon markets in exchange for sequestering one ton of carbon per acre. “The good thing is, their yields will also double,” he adds.
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