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Berry Plan vivo methods oct 2011

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Presentation for CCAFS - FAO workshop
Smallholder Mitigation: Whole Farm and Landscape Accounting

27 - 28 October 2011


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Berry Plan vivo methods oct 2011

  1. 1. Whole farm carbon accounting by smallholders Lessons from Plan Vivo projects Nicholas Berry Research Associate – Tropical Land Use Change University of Edinburgh
  2. 2. 1,047,049 tCO2 8,576 Smallholders 28,335 ha
  3. 3. 9,645 ha, 2,437 participants, 95,000 tCO2 per annum Reforestation 44.7 tC/ha Improved fallow 45.7 tC/ha Shade coffee 39.0 tC/ha Intercropping 99.0 tC/ha 1,210 ha, 909 participants, 95,000 tCO2 per annum Meisopsis woodlots 61.0 tC/ha Mixed woodlots 42.0 tC/ha
  4. 4. Whole farm carbon accounting by smallholders Opportunities ¦ Challenges ¦ Requirements
  5. 5. Whole farm carbon accounting by smallholders Opportunities ¦ Challenges ¦ Requirements •Full recognition of mitigation benefits from smallholder activities •Recognition of linkages between smallholder activities could enhance mitigation potential •Support can be channelled to a broader range of activities
  6. 6. Whole farm carbon accounting by smallholders Opportunities ¦ Challenges ¦ Requirements Technical •Lack of information regarding mitigation potential •Complex quantification for monitoring •Lack of technical capacity •Validity of simplified approaches Financial •Minimal mitigation potential for individual smallholders •Additionality •High validation and transaction costs
  7. 7. Whole farm carbon accounting by smallholders Opportunities ¦ Challenges ¦ Requirements •Greater understanding of mitigation potential from changing smallholder practices (more research required?) •Flexible approaches to quantification of mitigation that can be adapted to novel systems (standardised approaches?) •Full participation of smallholders in project design, implementation and monitoring (simple approaches?) •Simple, transparent and verifiable approaches to track mitigation that directly benefit smallholders (activity- and input-based monitoring?) •Potential to aggregate projects to spread transaction costs (scheme-based approaches?)
  8. 8. Whole farm carbon accounting by smallholders Lessons from Plan Vivo projects Acknowledgements Wendelin Aubrey, David Burslem, Andy Ingls, Dorothy McIntosh, Alexa Morrison, Elaine Muir, Mark Purdon, Casey Ryan, Richard Tipper Photo credits CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Niel Palmer (CIAT), The Plan Vivo Foundation
  9. 9. Climate Smart Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa Carbon methodology development VACANCY Postdoctoral Research Associate Feb to Jul 2012 University of Edinburgh Contact: nicholas.berry@ed.ac.uk

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