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Food may cause almost a third of greenhouse gas emissions: study - TheGazette

Food may cause almost a third of greenhouse gas emissions: study - TheGazette | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

Looking at emissions across the food system — including forest clearance, fertilizer production and transport — rather than just farming itself — agriculture research organization CGIAR said much more work was needed to cut climate change emissions from food.

 

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Experts call for local greenhouse gas emissions data | SciDev.Net

Experts call for local greenhouse gas emissions data | SciDev.Net | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

At a workshop in Kenya, CCAFS and ILRI scientists expressed the need for region-specific measurements of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Climate agreement can't be met without emissions reduction target for agriculture, says new study | Bloomberg

In a new research published in Global Change Biology, CCAFS and partners calculated, for the first time, the extent to which agricultural emissions must reduce to meet the new climate agreement to limit warming to 2C in 2100.

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Pascal Corbé's curator insight, May 25, 4:12 AM
It is more about the HOW and the TO WHICH EXTENT that is important and reflected in this piece here -- though nothing new in a way!  But nothing new is also that the climate debate, embedded in an UN process, remains to be a case in point for silo thinking -- or, let's be frank, demarcations of interest spheres, where 'climate professionals' often want to make sure no-other professions eat up parts of their donor pie.
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Paris Goal Needs Agricultural Emissions Reductions | Reporting Climate Science

Paris Goal Needs Agricultural Emissions Reductions | Reporting Climate Science | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

 

According to a new research by CCAFS and partners, the Paris Agreement cannot be met without a target for reducing agricultural emissions.

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Why the Paris Agreement won't succeed without agricultural innovations | The Christian Science Monitor

Why the Paris Agreement won't succeed without agricultural innovations | The Christian Science Monitor | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

"The large gap between desired mitigation outcomes and plausible outcomes indicates that more transformative technical and policy options will be needed to reduce non-CO2 emissions or that mitigation from other sources will be needed to offset them," according to a new study by CCAFS and partners.

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Greenhouse gas emissions from this surprising source could doom the Paris climate accord goal | The Washington Post

Greenhouse gas emissions from this surprising source could doom the Paris climate accord goal | The Washington Post | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

New study by CCAFS and partners says the Paris Agreement will fail if they fail to confront another major source of greenhouse gas emissions: agriculture.

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Scientists urge agriculture emissions cut to meet Paris climate agremeent | Farming UK News

Scientists urge agriculture emissions cut to meet Paris climate agremeent | Farming UK News | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

"Countries want to take action on agriculture, but the options currently on offer won't make the dent in emissions needed to meet the global targets agreed to in Paris," says to Lini Wollenberg, CCAFS low emissions development research leader.

 

CCAFS and partners published a new study about what actions countries need to take for mitigation in agriculture.

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Agriculture cutbacks needed to meet climate targets | Newshub

According to a new study by CCAFS and partners, annual emissions reductions from agriculture must reach 1 GtCO2e per year by 2030 to stay within 2°C warming limit.

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Agriculture and the Paris Agreement | Center for American Progress

According to new research by CCAFS and partners, agriculture emissions need to reduce by one gigatonne per year in 2030 in order to meet the newly signed Paris agreement.

 
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Will we run out of coffee by the end of the century? Intensive farming means two-thirds of land used for beans will be wiped out by 2100 - and bananas and sweetcorn are also at risk | Daily Mail

Maize, beans and bananas are most under threat that climate change poses according to a new study led by CIAT.

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Save the rice | My Republica

Save the rice | My Republica | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

Increasing extreme weather events caused by climate change affects agricultural production. Therefore, it is important to have projections for the future so that farmers can better adapt to the changing climate. The article mentions the CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT) model that will help bring powerful advance information tools to farmers and food security decision makers, better allowing them to manage within-season climate risk to agriculture.

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As drought deepens, African nations struggle to get globe's attention | The Christian Science Monitor

Countries and regions need to invest in better early warning systems, sturdier insurance for farmers, and more drought resistant crop varieties, according to Bruce Campbell, Director of CCAFS.

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Pascal Corbé's curator insight, April 22, 2:48 AM
"To a large extent, the international community already knows what it needs to do to reduce the level of devastation to African agriculture in future extreme weather events," the head of the CGIAR'S climate programme @cgiarclimate Bruce Campbell says.
"To a large extent, the international community already knows what it needs to do to reduce the level of devastation to African agriculture in future extreme weather events," the head of the CGIAR'S climate programme @cgiarclimate Bruce Campbell says.
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Mekong megadrought erodes food security | Science Magazine

Mekong megadrought erodes food security | Science Magazine | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

Vietnam is facing a food security crisis due to extreme drought. Leocadio Sebastian, CCAFS Southeast Asia Program Leader explained: “El Niño contributed to the drought by reducing rains, and this may be exacerbated by climate change.”

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Drought exacts toll on crops in region | The Straits Times

Drought exacts toll on crops in region | The Straits Times | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

Countries in Southeast Asia are facing their worst drought in decades. While long-term planning for climate change adaptation would be crucial, Dr Leocadio Sebastian, CCAFS Southeast Asia program leader says that it is unfortunately uncommon, as governments "tend to favour relief intervention" instead.

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We can't fight climate change without tackling agriculture emissions | CBC News

We can't fight climate change without tackling agriculture emissions | CBC News | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

"Agriculture accounts for 1/3 of global emissions, but better farming practices could change that," according to this article featuring a new research by CCAFS and partners.

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As U.S. moves to cut greenhouse emissions from farms, new study finds big global challenge | Science | AAAS

As U.S. moves to cut greenhouse emissions from farms, new study finds big global challenge | Science | AAAS | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

New research by CCAFS and partners reveals major gap between the existing mitigation options for the agriculture sector and the reductions needed.

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Agricultural emissions must be reduced to meet climate agreement | Digital Journal

Agricultural emissions must be reduced to meet climate agreement | Digital Journal | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it
An eye-opening new research paper indicates that the global agricultural sector is going to have to do more to reduce non-CO2 emissions by one gigaton per year by 2030 in order to meet the new climate agreement's plan to limit warming by 2°C in 2100.
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A $3.3 trillion industry must change drastically if we want to save Earth — and it's not fossil fuels | Tech Insider

A $3.3 trillion industry must change drastically if we want to save Earth — and it's not fossil fuels | Tech Insider | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

A new study by CCAFS and partners explores ways countries can mitigate their agricultural emissions.

 

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Agricultural emissions 'reality check' | BBC News

Agricultural emissions 'reality check' | BBC News | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

According to a new study by CCAFS and partners, annual emissions reductions from agriculture must reach 1 GtCO2e per year by 2030 to stay within 2°C warming limit.

 

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Legarda urges gov’t to utilize IRRI programs to improve agriculture in PHL | Loren Legarda

Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committees on Finance and Climate Change, signified interest to support the adoption of the Climate-Smart Village approach in the country during her visit at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Sen. Legarda said that the CSV approach and the farming technologies and practices developed by IRRI need to be utilized to improve resilience among farming communities in the context of climate change. She also underscores the importance of collaborative initiatives particularly in building the capacities of local government units and farming communities to improve agricultural systems for better livelihood opportunities.

 

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Climate Mitigation from Agriculture is Limited | The Earth Times

Climate Mitigation from Agriculture is Limited | The Earth Times | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

A new study by CCAFS and partners explores ways countries can mitigate their agricultural emissions.

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Cows, rice and soil are key to farming emissions cuts | Climate Home

Cows, rice and soil are key to farming emissions cuts | Climate Home | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

New research by CCAFS and partners reveals what actions countries need to take for mitigation in agriculture.

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How climate-smart agriculture is crucial for India's food security at a time of farm distress | The Economic Times

How climate-smart agriculture is crucial for India's food security at a time of farm distress | The Economic Times | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

The article presents CCAFS Climate-Smart Villages (CSVs) in Karnal, India. Taraori is one of the 27 CSVs in Karnal and has emerged as a model CSV with farmers who are progressive and receptive of new technologies, helped by the efforts of a farmers' group in the village.

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Out of Africa, Part III | The New York Times

In Senegal, a rap artist and a weatherman both worry for their nation’s future.

The article mentions the CCAFS climate information services project in Senegal.

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Building Climate Smart Value Chain In Cocoa Sector | News Ghana

Building Climate Smart Value Chain In Cocoa Sector | News Ghana | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

Climate change is expected to have a significant impact on smallholder farming in the Ghanaian cocoa belt. As a response, a new project implemented by CCAFS and partners focuses on, first, understanding how climate change will affect the cocoa sector in Ghana, and second, mainstreaming climate-smart agriculture in cocoa-based farming systems.

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Zimbabwean 'wizard' bewitches a bumper crop amid drought | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Zimbabwean 'wizard' bewitches a bumper crop amid drought | Thomson Reuters Foundation | CGIAR Climate in the News | Scoop.it

The article features a recent CCAFS study that says "global warming will continue to affect staple food crops like bananas, maize and beans in sub-Saharan Africa unless farmers learn to adapt."

 

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