Guide to carbon market access for farmers in India

How can smallholder farmers participate and benefit from the growing carbon market? A new report by the WorldAgrofrestry Center (ICRAF) shows that through a SMART-CDM approach, farmers can engage in specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and tangible practices to qualify access to carbon markets. The report documents a project called Taking the Heat Out of Farming whereby through cooperation with livelihood programmes, smallholder farmers work together to implement 40 possible activities designed to reduce emissions or sequester carbon through tree-planting, agriculture, and energy consumption reduction activities. Download report here

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