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How can mitigation funding benefit smallholders’ food security and build climate resilience?

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How can mitigation funding benefit smallholders’ food security and build climate resilience?

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The Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project (KACP), developed by the Vi Agroforestry programme, receives mitigation funding from the World Bank’s BioCarbon Fund for soil carbon sequestration and above-ground sequestration in trees.

Apart from providing farmers with a small sum of extra cash, the switch to climate-smart agricultural practices has had the additional benefits of increasing crop yields as well as improving farmer’s resilience to climate change. According to a recent World Bank commissioned study, the crop yield increases alone are worth US$ 200-400/ha/year.

In KACP, Vi Agroforestry and the BioCarbon Fund has developed the Sustainable Agricultural Land Management (SALM) methodology. A model approach to measuring soil carbon sequestration is being used, which has been approved by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) agency. SALM is a public good, free for any organization to use.

However, concerns have been raised, notably by the International Agricultural Trade Policy Institute (IATP), about the adequacy of a carbon market approach to financing a shift to sustainable agriculture. This event will also discuss these concerns.

The Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project (KACP), developed by the Vi Agroforestry programme, receives mitigation funding from the World Bank’s BioCarbon Fund for soil carbon sequestration and above-ground sequestration in trees.

Apart from providing farmers with a small sum of extra cash, the switch to climate-smart agricultural practices has had the additional benefits of increasing crop yields as well as improving farmer’s resilience to climate change. According to a recent World Bank commissioned study, the crop yield increases alone are worth US$ 200-400/ha/year.

In KACP, Vi Agroforestry and the BioCarbon Fund has developed the Sustainable Agricultural Land Management (SALM) methodology. A model approach to measuring soil carbon sequestration is being used, which has been approved by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) agency. SALM is a public good, free for any organization to use.

However, concerns have been raised, notably by the International Agricultural Trade Policy Institute (IATP), about the adequacy of a carbon market approach to financing a shift to sustainable agriculture. This event will also discuss these concerns.

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How can mitigation funding benefit smallholders’ food security and build climate resilience?

  1. 1. How can mitigation funding benefit smallholders’ food security and build climate resilience? Olivia Taghioff
  2. 2. Evidence of impact • Please give up to three bullets on evidence of the impact of your best practice – ideally this should be quantitative data 1. A The yields of Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project farmers have increased by 15-30%. 2. B The adoption rate of Sustainable Agricultural Land Management (SALM) is high, 1000 farmer groups and about 20,000 farmers since 2009 3. C SALM practices are effective in terms of mitigation, as evidenced by the VCS approval
  3. 3. Going to scale • Please give up to three bullets on messages on what is needed to take your best practice to scale e.g. What policy change is required – What investment is needed – and who needs to take action. 1. A Combining multiple finance streams, public and private, to achieve food security, adaptation and mitigation objectives 2. B Effective national extension services 3. C Better organisation of farmers, from village cooperatives to the national level

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