Rome | Italy | 4-5 March 2018
The Nationally Determined Contrinbutions (NDC), as offered by all country Parties of FCCC to seal the Paris Agreement in 2015, are very ambitious when it comes to agriculture. Adaptation of the agricultural sector to climate variability is certainly the priority of many developing countries, but mitigation of climate relevant emissions by land-use means is a much more complicated undertaking. Agriculture is one of the main contributors to climate change, contributing with as much 10 – 12% as a CCAFS analysis shows. However, most developing countries see a great potential in mitigating climate effects by sustainable land-use in agriculture and forestry, a fact well shown in the FAO summaries linked below.