FAO Gets Support for Climate Change Program

Norway and Germany have committed US$5 million to support the Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) program of the Food and Agriculture Organization. Improved data from this program will profile greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture and identify best opportunities for mitigating global warming through improved farming practices.

"Data variations in existing assessments, as well as information gaps, pose a real challenge in terms of making the most of the agriculture sector's significant potential to sequester atmospheric carbon," said Marja-Liisa Tapio-Bistrom, coordinator of the FAO MICCA Program. 

FAO says that governments, development planners, farmers and agribusinesses will benefit from data that can help them design and implement policies, programs and practices to reduce agriculture's GHG emissions.

Read the FAO media release at

This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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