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The Agricultural Synergies Project

 Improving Food Security Sustainably While Holding Down Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Agricultural Synergies Project is a collaborative effort of research institutions across the world to develop detailed guidance of ways developing countries can boost food production while reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.  This guidance will help countries to develop Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Plans (NAMAs), and international aid agencies to evaluate them.  It will also help farmer groups, private companies, and non-profit organizations to identify the most promising synergies between increases in agricultural production and reduction in emissions.  The initial efforts focus on three sets of guidance: 

  1. Sustainable intensification of ruminant livestock
  2. Land sparing
  3. Agroforestry. 

The project will provide initial sets of guidance by the end of 2015.

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) is providing primary funding, with additional funding provided by the research institutions.