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Evidence for Resilient Agriculture (ERA)

Evidence for Resilient Agriculture (ERA) platform provides access to data and tools designed to target which agricultural technologies work where. […]

EDGAR global agriculture emissions data in 2015 (GtCO2e)

This map layer was developed using EDGAR’s data (5-min resolution) 2015 global agriculture CH4 and N2O emissions data layers (5-min resolution), which were […]

AgLEDx Resource Platform for Low-Emission Development

AgLED is intended to be a guide to climate change mitigation in agriculture and food systems for those new and […]

SAMPLES website

SAMPLES is a global research program of CCAFS that provides guidance for measuring GHG emissions and carbon storage in smallholder […]

Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) and Verification

The tool allows users to compare national GHG inventory data for the AFOLU sector reported to the UNFCCC with data […]

The Ex-Ante Carbon Balance Tool (EX-ACT)

The EX-ACT tool is a project-level tool for estimating the net GHG impact of AFOLU projects and policies. The website […]

FAOSTAT Emissions Database

FAOSTAT is FAO’s corporate data repository. FAOSTAT contains data reported by annual surveys in member countries and dedicated data collection […]

Enhancing investment in soil health and carbon storage: Frontiers for linking finance and carbon accounting

This website houses resources, recordings, and presentations of the 2020 webinar and hackathon “Enhancing investment in soil health and carbon […]

SAMPLES: Agricultural greenhouse gas emission factors database

The SAMPLES database hosts emission factors and associated metadata from GHG measurements in agricultural systems. The database contains site-specific emission […]

Trees Matter: Accounting for silvopastoral systems’ contributions to national GHG inventories

This policy brief covers research by the CGIAR Research Programs on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and Livestock […]

Making trees count: Measurement and reporting of agroforestry in UNFCCC national communications of non-Annex I countries

Agroforestry is the integration of trees with crops and livestock and provides services relevant to the UNFCCC’s Koronivia Joint Work […]

Agriculture and Land Use National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Software

The Agriculture and Land Use Greenhouse Gas Inventory (ALU) Software is a free tool developed to assist countries in developing […]

Greenhouse Gas Accounting for Sustainable Land Management: Quick Guidance for Users

This Quick Guidance on Greenhouse Gas Accounting for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) provides an overview of SLM activities subject to […]

FAO online courses

These free online courses cover topics in the areas of food and nutrition security, social and economic development and sustainable […]

National plans to address adaptation and mitigation in agriculture: An analysis of Nationally Determined Contributions

This dataset is the result of an analysis of the mitigation contributions of the 177 NDCs submitted as of February […]

UNFCCC-CDM Project case studies

There are many example projects in the searchable project database; a majority of projects involve methane recovery from manure management […]

World Program on Agricultural Censuses

The FAO World Program for the Census of Agriculture (WCA) promotes the use of standard international concepts, definitions and methodology. […]

UNFCCC Website for National Inventory Submissions by developed countries

The UNFCCC website houses the annual inventory submissions and includes national inventory reports (NIR) and common reporting format (CRF) of […]

Which agroforestry options give the greatest soil and above ground carbon benefits in different world regions?

The objective of this study was to understand which agroforestry systems provide the greatest benefits, and what are the main […]

ICAT Agriculture Guidance

The ICAT Agriculture Guidance provides methodological guidance for assessing the GHG impacts of agriculture policies that enable or incentivize mitigation […]

Ex-Ante Carbon-Balance Tool for Measurements, Reporting and Verification (EX-ACT MRV): Guidelines

This manual provides guidance for using the Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool for MRV. The manual presents the rationale of the tool […]

Open- and crowd-sourced MRV for agroforestry?

This brief covers preliminary results from a pilot study using Collect Earth to identify agroforestry on multiple land uses in […]

Making trees count: Measurement, reporting and verification of agroforestry under the UNFCCC

About half of developing countries express ambition to use agroforestry—the integration of trees with crops, livestock and other non-forest timber […]

The Integrated Farm System Model

The Integrated Farm System Model (IFSM) is a detailed farm-level process-based model for estimating nutrient flows and GHG emissions in […]

The Gold Standard Methodology on Increasing Soil Carbon Through Improved Tillage Practices

This methodology was developed by Gold Standard for accounting for changes in soil organic carbon (SOC). It is applicable to projects […]

Regional analysis of the nationally determined contributions of Eastern Africa: Gaps and opportunities in the agricultural sectors

This report identifies the current commitments, gaps, and opportunities for enhancing GHG mitigation and adaptation in the agriculture sector (crops, […]

Genetic mitigation strategies to tackle agricultural GHG emissions: the case for biological nitrification inhibition technology

This paper discusses the capability of biological nitrification inhibition (BNI) to control soil-nitrifier activity and improve nitrogen-cycling in agricultural systems. […]

GCF Funding Proposal: Development of Argan orchards in Degraded Environment – DARED

NAMA project proposal by Morocco to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), approved for GCF support. The project proposes planting 43,000 […]

Methods for measuring greenhouse gas balances and evaluating mitigation options in smallholder agriculture

This open-source book provides best-practice guidance on MRV in smallholder agriculture, including methodologies for measuring methane emissions from ruminants. It […]

Agriculture’s prominence in the INDCs: data and maps

This CCAFS webpage provides data and maps (available for download) and a review of agriculture’s role in the INDCs. The […]

Australian ERF: Estimating sequestration of carbon in soil using default values

The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative, CFI) Act 2011 allows farmers and landholders to earn carbon credits by sequestering soil […]

Learning tool on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector

This learning tool report outlines the structure and rationale of the tool, examples of climate change impacts on agriculture, rationale […]

Smallholder Agriculture Monitoring and Baseline Assessment Tool (SHAMBA)

The Smallholder Agriculture Monitoring and Baseline Assessment (SHAMBA) tool is a methodology and calculation tool to assess changes in greenhouse […]

The contribution of agriculture, forestry and other land use activities to global warming, 1990–2012

This study examines the contribution of the agriculture, forestry, and other land-use activities to anthropogenic emissions. Findings confirm that the […]

Repository of Adaptation Indicators: Real case examples from national Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

Presents various indicators from a range of sectors (including agriculture) that track different aspects of the adaptation context, process and […]

Report of Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tools for Agriculture and Forestry Sectors

This report contains a compilation and review of dozens of publicly accessible GHG accounting tools in the AFOLU sector, including […]

American Carbon Registry: Reduced Use of Nitrogen Fertilizer on Agricultural Crops Methodology

The American Carbon Registry’s Methodology for Quantifying Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Emissions Reductions from Reduced Use of Nitrogen Fertilizer on Agricultural […]

Alberta Emission Offset System: Quantification protocol for conservation cropping

Moving from conventional farming to conservation cropping can increase carbon sequestered in the soil. This protocol specifically quantifies greenhouse gas […]

The American Carbon Registry Validation and Verification Guideline

This document outlines the required validation and verification that GHG emission reduction projects must complete in order to be registered […]

Verified Carbon Standard: Soil Carbon Quantification Methodology

Verified Carbon Standard approved methodology for quantifying and monitoring changes in soil carbon and emissions from soils as well as […]

Verified Carbon Standard: Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Land Management

This methodology was developed by the BioCarbon Fund. It is a guide to quantifying the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) […]

Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics

The Global Strategy is a comprehensive framework for improving the availability and use of agricultural and rural data, necessary for […]

2006 IPCC guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories

Guidelines are formally mandated for use in preparing national GHG inventories under the UNFCCC. The 2006 guidelines updated 1996 guidelines. […]

Australian ERF: Measurement of soil carbon sequestration in agricultural systems

This method provides landholders and businesses the opportunity to earn Australian Carbon Credits (ACC) by changing their land management practices to […]