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dc.contributor.authorBranca G
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy N
dc.contributor.authorLipper, Leslie
dc.contributor.authorJolejole MC
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-14T11:02:11Z
dc.date.available2013-08-14T11:02:11Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.citationBranca G, McCarthy N, Lipper L, Jolejole MC. 2011. Climate-smart agriculture: a synthesis of empirical evidence of food security and mitigation benefits from improved cropland management. Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Series 3. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/33460
dc.description.abstractMeeting the food demand of a global population expected to reach 9.1 billion in 2050 and over 10 billion by the end of the century will require major changes in agricultural production systems. Improving cropland management is key to increasing crop productivity without further degrading soil and water resources. At the same time, sustainable agriculture has the potential to deliver cobenefits in the form of reduced GHG emissions and increased carbon sequestration, therefore contributing to climate change mitigation. This paper synthesizes the results of a literature review reporting the evidence base of different sustainable land management practices aimed at increasing and stabilizing crop productivity in developing countries. It is shown that soil and climate characteristics are key to interpreting the impact on crop yields and mitigation of different agricultural practices and that technology options most promising for enhancing food security at smallholder level are also effective for increasing system resilience in dry areas and mitigating climate change in humid areas.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Series;3
dc.subjectAGRICULTURE
dc.subjectCLIMATE
dc.subjectMANAGEMENT
dc.subjectFOOD SECURITY
dc.titleClimate-smart agriculture: a synthesis of empirical evidence of food security and mitigation benefits from improved cropland managementen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access
cg.subject.ccafsLOW EMISSIONS DEVELOPMENT
cg.identifier.dataurlhttp://www.fao.org/docrep/015/i2574e/i2574e00.pdf
cg.contributor.crpClimate Change, Agriculture and Food Security


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