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Institutions for Agricultural Mitigation: Potentional and Challenges in Four Countries

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dc.contributor.author Bryan, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author De Pinto, Alessandro
dc.contributor.author Ringler, Claudia
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-03T15:30:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-03T15:30:07Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/8526
dc.description.abstract "The agricultural sector has great potential to contribute to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions through changes in agricultural management and land use. However, the technical potential for agricultural mitigation has yet to translate into actual emission reductions due to considerable constraints to the generation of emission offsets through agricultural projects. These constraints include national and subnational policies and institutional structures as well as institutional and resource constraints at the local level, such as lack of knowledge, organizational capacity, and start-up finance. This paper explores the institutional barriers to agricultural mitigation in four developing countries: Ghana, Morocco, Mozambique, and Vietnam. The findings show that the institutional environment greatly influences the capacity to engage in agricultural mitigation activities. In particular, the centrally planned system in Vietnam provides little space for local, community-based organizations to act collectively around issues of mutual interest, making it difficult to engage numerous smallholders in agricultural mitigation projects. At the same time, government-led mitigation projects may be more feasible in Vietnam compared to the African case studies, where the governments lack well-defined and coordinated strategies and regulations to support mitigation. Governance of contractual obligations is also a challenge to agricultural mitigation. While several organizations in the case study countries have relevant experience for organizing smallholder farmers, most of these organizations lack technical expertise in carbon markets, have limited knowledge of strategies for agricultural mitigation, and lack resources needed for start-up and implementation of mitigation projects." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CAPRi Working Paper no. 107 en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject institutions en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject mitigation en_US
dc.title Institutions for Agricultural Mitigation: Potentional and Challenges in Four Countries en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi), International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Ghana, Morocco, Mozambique, and Vietnam en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US

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