An African Agricultural Carbon Facility: Feasibility Assessment and Design Recommendations

An African Agricultural Carbon Facility: Feasibility Assessment and Design Recommendations

An African Agricultural Carbon Facility: Feasibility Assessment and Design RecommendationsAfrica faces emerging challenges around climate change, soil fertility loss, and food security. Can carbon finance contribute to addressing these issues? Is there a role for carbon finance in catalyzing efforts that would lead to a ‘triple win’: reducing emissions, increasing agricultural productivity and yields, and contributing to climate change adaptation for farmers? This report lays out a pathway for developing...

Africa faces emerging challenges around climate change, soil fertility loss, and food security. Can carbon finance contribute to addressing these issues? Is there a role for carbon finance in catalyzing efforts that would lead to a ‘triple win’: reducing emissions, increasing agricultural productivity and yields, and contributing to climate change adaptation for farmers? This report lays out a pathway for developing new scalable carbon finance transaction models that will offer African smallholder farmers a ‘bridge’ to mitigating climate change while transitioning to more sustainable farming, with greater adaptive capacity.

Release Date

March 2010

Authors

Charlotte Streck
Co-founder and Director

Other Authors

Michael Coren
Sara J. Scherr
Seth Shames
Michael Jenkins
Sissel Waage
contributions from Timm Tennigkeit