Following the initial consensus reached by climate negotiators in COP21 and recent key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Katowice during COP24, the Paris rulebook has been generally agreed upon, (although some areas have been pushed to COP 25). The new international climate regime that has been agreed upon mandating countries to report progress in achieving their NDC plans. A number of countries in the ACP are exploring various land use and production systems that help them to meet their commitment under the NDC and the new mandate require of them. One of such is agroforestry systems, a land use system with great potential to fulfil commitments set out in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Climate Accord. It has the potential of doing so through several ways. But few policy makers, civil society leaders, business people, farmers, NGO managers or media practitioners have an entirely firm grasp of what agroforestry is and the mechanisms by which it draws carbon from the atmosphere, while at the same time increasing resilience.
Supporting ACP countries to meet their NDCs through agroforestry
Le Centre technique de coopération agricole et rurale (CTA) est une institution internationale conjointe des États du Groupe ACP (Afrique, Caraïbes, Pacifique) et de l’Union européenne (UE). Il intervient dans les pays ACP pour améliorer la sécurité alimentaire, la résilience et la croissance économique à travers des innovations durables dans le domaine agricole. Le CTA opère dans le cadre de l’Accord de Cotonou et est financé par l’UE.
The French agricultural research and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions. CIRAD is a public establishment (EPIC) under the joint authority of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. Its activities concern the life sciences, social sciences and engineering sciences, applied to agriculture, the environment and territorial management. Its work centres on several main topics: food security, climate change, natural resource management, reduction of inequalities and poverty alleviation.