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Perspectives on agriculture as a mitigation option

Community action & leadership

R Gopichandran & KiritShelat

Emerging trends


Enduring Farms

  • Altieri A A & Koohafkan P 2008 Third World Network

    • Small farms & traditional agricultural systems can help mitigate through

      • carbon conservation

      • sequestration &

      • substitution

      • high bio-diversity more adaptable to weather events


“Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)”

FAO

  • Promote agricultural biodiversity

  • ustainyear round yields with less dependence on agrochemicals

    • Chinampas: Islands of productivity Mexico

    • Waru-Warus : platforms of soil surrounded by water pools - South America

    • Traditional water harvesting systems : India

    • Floodwater farming (also called floodwater harvesting) to manage sporadic flashfloods for crop production.


Overseas Development Institute 2009 :

  • RiPPLE :

    Research-inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia and the Nile Region: Link water and livelihood


Intensive farming may ease climate change

  • Stanford University study: Less-productive agricultural systems would

    • Destroy larger areas of waste / uncultivated land,

    • Enhance greenhouse-gas emissions &

    • Reduce biodiversity.

      J. A. Burney et al. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA doi:10.1073/pnas.0914216107; 2010)

      Zerocarbonplatform: http://zerocarbonfarm.com/community/node/137

      Jeff Tolefsonhttp://www.nature.com

  • Increasing crop yields preserve forests and other native lands: Borlaug hypothesis.


Climate Witness

  • WWF Scientific Advisory Panels : M A TEAPs & M A TOCs

  • Empower people; be inclusive – identify impacts rather than telling what the impacts are.

  • Communities to engage – rather than just listen

  • Make it real – Connects issues with real experiences

  • Bring it home – Show climate change is here, not future,

  • Build a network - Engage people who are interested

    NCCSD – Bottom up approach.


Eco system services

  • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

    • Five major categories

    • Provisioning: production of food and water

    • Regulating: control of climate and disease

    • Supporting: nutrient cycles and crop pollination

    • Cultural: spiritual and recreational benefits &

    • Preserving: maintenance of diversity.


Carbon Farming Initiative

  • January 2011

    • Encourage biological farming methods

    • Reduce chemical inputs, fuel use, water consumption

    • Enhance

      • soil productivity &

      • diverse cropping systems.

    • Reduce GHG from manure management through regional biogas plants


Way forward

Community based

Policy interventions

Access to alternatives

Cross cutting impacts

Use local technical resources

Knowledge and technology transfer

  • Inventory of best practices

    • Scout

    • Validate

    • Information gaps

  • Technical assistance

    • Upscale

    • Information on indicators

  • Pilots to differentiate natural & induced variations


A chemical ecology perspective

Plants

Tri trophic interactions

Landscape vis – a vis alternative hosts

Allelochemicals

Cross resistance

Ecological conditioning

  • Age correlated biochemical profiles

  • Allelochemicals

  • Chemotypes

  • Allelopathic compounds

  • Natural & induced resistance

  • Yields

  • Transmission of tolerance characteristics


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