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Land Use: Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock

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07/05/16 EDT - 07/31/16 EDT
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How can we scale-up sustainable landscape management to significantly reduce GHG emissions while ensuring food, water, and energy security?

At present, agriculture, livestock and deforestation are responsible for 20-30% of net anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Opportunities exist, however, for improved land use to reduce and/or sequester significant amounts of GHGs from the atmosphere while creating more resilient landscapes that increase food security, water availability, energy supply, and human well-being. This contest seeks proposals for sustainable land management that can be rapidly implemented and brought to scale. Proposals that explicitly address national (e.g. Intended Nationally Determined Contributions or National Adaptation Plans) and/or sub-national (e.g. Rio Branco Declaration) strategies to address the challenges of climate change, and that are aimed at helping countries, states, and communities implement those strategies are encouraged.   

Agriculture, Forestry & Forests
Any Actor
Any kind of action

60 Proposals

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From Organic to Climate-Friendly and Other StrategiesNatural Herbicides

5/23/16 team only
Natural herbicides, climate eco-labeling, urban gardening initiatives, education programs, and CAFO restrictions can combat climate change.

Preservation + restoration of blue carbon ecosystems require immediate attentionMoorooducRH

5/23/16 team only
Blue carbon ecosystems are complex, requiring a complex and sustainable restoration strategy, undertaken at the landscape level.

Farmer-run seedling nurseries to meet Atlantic Forest restoration goalsyggbrasil

5/23/16 team only
Linking smallholder economic development and climate change mitigation by providing funding and training for native tree seedling nurseries

Soil&Co is reversing climate change by changing the way we grow & consume foodSoil&Co

5/23/16 team only
Soil&Co empowers farmers and consumers to reverse climate change by providing access to more sustainable practices of farming and consuming

Exploring hidden potentials of wild edible plantsSAVITA, KUNDA, VINOD

5/23/16 team only
Global biodiversity includes nutritionally important wilds relatives. There is urgent need to re-explore nutritionally rich edible wilds.

Building the foundations for sustainable development through local empowerment.kalayer

5/23/16 team only
Empowering forest owners in Natural Resource Management (NRM) and forest conservation to avoid unsustainable land use and deforestation.

A landscape interrupted: Optimizing forest networks in deforestation frontiersYvyra

5/23/16 team only
To reduce forest degradation and wildlife loss, we identify ecologically optimal forest remnant networks, prior to planned deforestation.

Alert Today Alive Tomorrow- A Sustainable Way for Brining Wild Edible Plants Potential to Liferiddhisiddhi

5/23/16 team only

The Boundaries Tree Corridor AgroFarming:A Holistic Method to Farm ForestryDickson

5/23/16 team only
Every piece of land is in use either converted from forest into multi-uses.Boundaries tree corridor can raise farm forest vs climate change

Unleashing the climate-smart potential of Africa’s forgotten ricesririce

5/23/16 team only
Combining eco-farming methods with ancient varieties, farmers can reduce CH4 emissions & water use, improve yields & preserve biodiversity.

Promoving sustainable development in natural protected areas buffer zoneAIDER team

5/23/16 team only
Agroforestry systems: an alternative to degraded areas recovery, promoting biodiversity conservation in natural protected areas buffer zone

Engaging Rural Communities, Open Source Ecosystems for GHG Reduction in TanzaniaRural communities

5/23/16 team only
Disentangling the emission myth in Developing Countries: Rural communities and Open Source Ecosystems for GHG Emission Reduction

TREECONOMY - The roots of a sustainable futureinternationaltreefoundatio

5/23/16 team only
Promoting community-led multi-functional tree nurseries to support agroforestry, land restoration and forest conservation in rural Africa.

Scaling-up SAI’s agro-forestry model with tribal population in Central IndiaSAI Sustainable Agro

5/23/16 team only
Transforming barren land to provide food security to small tribal landholders; raw materials to industries while sequestering carbon

KEYS, Balanced GHG / Sustainable Land Resources, agriculture/livestock/forestryagrosustentable

5/23/16 team only
Ecological / Economic KEYS to GHG balance, quick scale productivity, resilience, food security, water availability, energy supply and income

Forest management, poverty alleviation and modern energy servicesshwetha and 1 other

5/23/16 team only
Fostering community development, access to modern energy services and forest conservation for carbon sequestration in India

Efficient water and fertilizer use towards yield increases and mitigation of GHGAIC Agro Instruments

5/23/16 team only
By optimization through monitored agriculture we can raise yield, reduce pollution & GHGs, boost savings and conserve energy & labour.


5/23/16 team only
Urgent need to save our environment by reducing harmful pests with no pesticides but just biologically and physically by diodes.

Using Human Centered Design to Create Biogas Systems in Rural RwandaGeorgia Tech Design

5/22/16 team only
How can we use human centered design thinking to create energy security and bridge community between Rwandan farmers?

Evaluate ecosystem services adapting to climate change to meet the SDGs.loraizab

5/22/16 team only
Social ecological systems approach to landscape planning: identify eco-services, action to enhance their functionality and meet the SDGs.


5/22/16 team only
NTFPs may provide bases to adapt climate change in midhills of Nepal.

Vertical and Micro-gardening(VMG) climate smart farming in Ugandapaulcastor

5/21/16 team only
VMG is a CSA approach that uses the Vertical farming technology to convert 9 square feet into 36 square feet of farming space.

Enhancing Cameroon’s intertidal forest dynamics following anthropogenic impactsmoudingo54cwcs

5/21/16 team only
Concerted efforts are necessary to sustain mangrove ecosystem functions and benefits to climate change impacts (sea level rise).

Sustainable fish farming in Siekopai territory of the Ecuadorean Amazon regionlianas

5/20/16 team only
Fish farming of native species, an environmentally sustainable activity as a source of food for the Siekopai in the Ecuadorean Amazon region

Baynespruit Rehabilitation Projectmatalankosiabulele

5/20/16 team only
Project aims to rehabilitate ecological infrastructure of the Baynespruit stream to improve water quality,agricultural lands,food security

Green Cambridge Street Tree Biochar Pilot StudyGreen Cambridge

5/19/16 team only
Pilot study on the effectiveness of biochar based soil in improving the lifespan and health of urban trees and their carbon sequestration.

big data can stop deforestation and habitat loss due to illegal loggingCatenaut

5/18/16 team only
its all about the data: GPS the logging, Satellite imagery of forests, Government reports of the actors, and math to put it all together.

Organic Rehabilitation, Maintenance & Conservation Farms.Orlale

5/17/16 team only
Sustainable Solutions to improving access to clean energy, safe drinking water & adequate food while reducing GHG emissions in communities

Less deforesting Slash and burn Agriculturenoahherland

5/17/16 team only
Increase the number of years of harvest in a slash and burned parcel by promoting rotation and native trees planting as fallow's enrichment

Facilitating Smallholder Tree Farming for Better Land Management in the Tropicssumon

5/16/16 team only
By converting to agroforestry, farmers could reap major economic, social and environmental benefits.


5/13/16 team only

Potential of private-government partnership for GHG emission reductionwoldehaile

5/12/16 team only
Private Investors Can Contribute to GHG Emission Reduction through Rehabilitating Degraded lands While Making Profit.


5/9/16 team only
A system of land use in which harvestable trees or shrubs are grown among or around crops or on pastureland.

Climate Change Impacts on Natural Springs, Livelihoods and Adaptation Optionssyed

5/7/16 team only
Climate Change Impacts on Natural Springs, Livelihoods and Adaptation Options

Climate Change Impacts on Natural Springs, Livelihoods and Adaptation Optionssyed

5/7/16 team only
Climate Change Impacts on Natural Springs, Livelihoods and Adaptation Options

Swami Vivekananda Fruit-Trees Expansion Mission for environment, peace, healthwaghhm

5/3/16 team only
Collect fruit seeds with students help, grow fruit trees everywhere, distribute fruits free, request to save seeds & use next year

Policy That Will Incentivize Sustainable Agriculture: Vertical Farmingcrazycurls1995

5/2/16 team only
Creating policy to incentivize alternatives in agriculutre industry, specifically, vertical farming.

Using Ecosystem based Adaptaion (EbA) to Enhance Socio-Ecological Resiliencemuleba

4/28/16 team only
Maintaining healthy ecosystems is a crucial step for sustainable development, mitigation and adaptation to global climate change.

A global map monitoring activity in agriculture in real timedeivisbluz

4/28/16 anyone
Plants have their lifecycle. They influence weather on the planet. Create software which tells farmers what action to perform at their field

Biofuels, a sustainability strategyAnyone

4/27/16 team only
My idea joins social equality, GHG reduction, energy, water and food security and reduced deforestation.

The same...but done right.Anyone

4/27/16 team only
My idea joins social equality, GHG reduction, energy, water and food security and reduced deforestation.

Native forests restoration to substitute illegal tropical forests loggingBratus Nat. Cap.

4/27/16 team only
Growing forests is the most effective nature based carbon capture and storage solution available and mitigate land use emissions.

Reduced deforestation and Improved Food SecurityCarbon Green Africa

4/25/16 team only
Reduce deforestation and land degradation and improving food security and rural livelihoods through community based projects for the long term to mitigate climate change.

Reducing Demand for Animal ConsumptionMeat Climate Change

4/23/16 team only
Plant-based diets can stop climate chaos! Even if the world went fossil free, increasing animal consumption will continue global warming.

Climate-Smart Agriculturenaresh

4/23/16 team only
CSA a way to achieve short-and-long-term agricultural development priorities in the face of climate change.

Perspective landuse planning & Crop Production Improvement Using GIS Techniquedineshkar

4/23/16 team only
Action plan preparation for conserving land degradation, management of water resources and improving agriculture productivity using GIS

Food Waste from Community/ Wedding Halls in India for Biogas production.bzinzarde11

4/15/16 team only
During the marriage ceremony in India a lot of food is wasted. This food can be used to supply energy for the locality.

combating the climatic changes with biogas fuelflavia

4/14/16 team only
The NEMA, 2012 report revealed that at with a rate of deforestation at 13%, Uganda will not be having trees by 2050 if no intervention.

Transforming Deserts into Fertile Farmland using Liquid NanoClay.Desertcontrol

4/14/16 team only
Sandy Deserts treated with Liquid NanoClay (LNC), retains water and fertilizer, resulting in the same yield as in good USA farm soil.

IWM for participatory and climate smart catchment managementiwme

4/13/16 team only
Integrated Watershed Management to be implemented at local level is the best option for climate smart catchment management

Convert Methane From Farm Waste To Electricity via Bloom Energy Fuel CellsEco Inventions

4/12/16 anyone
Convert the Methane From Farm Waste To Electricity via 100% Emission Free, Bloom Energy Fuel Cells

development of biomass pellet from organic and inorganic waste in Nepalanish

4/8/16 team only

Vetiver systems for carbon sequestration and livelihood supportevsprakasarao

4/5/16 team only
Vetiver sequesters high quanities of CO2 and the same time provides economic returns to farmers; advantage for environment and livelihoods.

100% Renewable Energy by 2050 + Absorbent Growing Watersheds to Absorb Carbon100%Renew+CAbsorbant

3/21/16 team only
Levels of carbon CO2 & Cxyz in air drive climate change/heating/chaos & need 100% Renewable Energy+AbsorptiveWatersheds/Tools lower C levels

Reducing methane emissions from rice farmingClimateRe

3/21/16 team only
Reducing Methane Emission While Enhancing Rice Farmers’ Resilience to Climate Change

Bamboo for Land Useafrica4green and 1 other

3/5/16 team only
Bamboo grows well on slopes, degraded areas, reclaimed lands, riversides and other marginal lands that cannot otherwise be used for farming.


2/29/16 anyone
Landscape harvesting of water is the solution for water shortage in Kenya and Horn of Africa.

GHG mitigation from rice rotated cropping system in Chinachenhan0111

2/29/16 team only
Shallow flooding and optimal N applications could lead to 34.3% reduction of GHG emissions (CH4, N2O, and CO2) on a national scale.

Honey Bees = Polination = crops = food Pollination = Photosynthesis = lower C02Kelvin Valley Honey

2/29/16 team only
More bees increases pollination, increases crop yields, safeguard's 35% of the World's foods plus increses absorbtion of C02.

The Climate Change Solution For World Peacenicerticer

2/22/16 team only
If all nations printed extra money for the World Bank to address climate change, it could create investment opportunity for our environment.