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LEDS GP Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use Working Group factsheet (October 2015)


Countries are facing multiple, interrelated challenges, including protecting their remaining forests and increasing food production in sustainable and resilient ways. Successfully achieving this will provide integrated benefits to all, ranging from safeguarding local livelihoods to protecting the biodiversity and ecosystems provided by forests and reducing rural poverty. Adopting low emission strategies for both agricultural and forest production can also mitigate some of the effects of climate change.

The Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Working Group, part of the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP), provides technical assistance, tools, training and platforms to support low emission development across the agriculture, forestry and other land use sectors. The Working Group serves as a platform for engaging decision-makers, practitioners and researchers, for building a community of practice, and for linking networks of agriculture and forestry experts. The Working Group aims to promote knowledge sharing and the adoption of solutions for climate-resilient, low emission development across the agriculture, forestry and other land use sectors.

For more information about the activities of the Working Group, including how to contact the Secretariat and get involved, please download the factsheet at right.

Image: Kenya, credit CIAT.