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Land Use: Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock 2016

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

01/15/16 EST - 05/23/16 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

05/23/16 EDT - 06/07/16 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

06/07/16 EDT - 06/15/16 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

06/16/16 EDT - 07/05/16 EDT
Voting Period
CoLab judges select winners

07/05/16 EDT - 07/31/16 EDT
Winners present to potential implementers

08/01/16 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.   


23 Proposals

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Building the foundations for sustainable development through local empowerment.kalayer

6/15/16 team only
Empowering forest owners in Natural Resource Management (NRM) and forest conservation to avoid unsustainable land use and deforestation.

Farmer-run seedling nurseries to meet Atlantic Forest restoration goalsyggbrasil

6/15/16 team only
Linking smallholder economic development and climate change mitigation by providing funding and training for native tree seedling nurseries

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

6/15/16 anyone
Collect fruit seeds with students help, grow fruit trees everywhere, distribute fruits free, request to save seeds & use next year

Preservation + restoration of blue carbon ecosystems require immediate attentionMoorooducRH

6/15/16 team only
Blue carbon ecosystems are complex, requiring a complex and sustainable restoration strategy, undertaken at the landscape level.

Farmer+ is reversing climate change by changing the way we grow & consume foodFarmer+

6/15/16 team only
Farmer+ empowers farmers and consumers to reverse climate change by providing access to more sustainable practices of farming and consuming

TREECONOMY - The roots of a sustainable futureinternationaltreefoundatio

6/15/16 team only
Promoting community-led multi-functional tree nurseries to support agroforestry, land restoration and forest conservation in rural Africa.

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

6/15/16 team only
Growing forests is the most effective nature based carbon capture and storage solution available and mitigate land use emissions.

Exploring hidden potentials of wild edible plantsSAVITA, KUNDA, VINOD

6/15/16 team only
Global biodiversity includes nutritionally important wild edible plants. There is an urgent need to explore nutritionally rich edible wilds.

Reducing methane emissions from rice farmingClimateRe

6/15/16 team only
Reducing Methane Emission While Enhancing Rice Farmers’ Resilience to Climate Change

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

6/15/16 team only
Transforming barren lands through agro-forestry for sequestring carbon; food security to small tribal farmers & raw materials to industries

Promoving sustainable development in natural protected areas buffer zoneAIDER team

6/14/16 team only
Agroforestry systems: an alternative to degraded areas recovery, promoting biodiversity conservation in natural protected areas buffer zone

A landscape interrupted: Optimizing forest networks in deforestation frontiersYvyra

6/14/16 team only
To reduce forest degradation and wildlife loss, we identify ecologically optimal forest remnant networks, prior to planned deforestation.

Forest management, poverty alleviation and modern energy servicesThe Green Tangent

6/14/16 team only
Fostering community development, access to modern energy services and forest conservation for carbon sequestration in India

Sustainable fish farming in Siekopai territory of the Ecuadorean Amazon regionlianas

6/13/16 team only
Fish farming of native species, an environmentally sustainable activity as a source of food for the Siekopai in the Ecuadorean Amazon region

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

6/13/16 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.


6/11/16 team only
A system of land use in which harvestable trees or shrubs are grown among or around crops or on pastureland.

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

6/10/16 team only
Combining eco-farming methods with ancient varieties, farmers can reduce CH4 emissions & water use, improve yields & preserve biodiversity.

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

6/10/16 team only
By optimization through monitored agriculture we can raise yield, reduce pollution & GHGs, boost savings and conserve energy & labour.

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).

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.

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.

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

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.