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The World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) has released a report on its “Taking the Heat Out of Farming” project.

The project is based on the SMART-CDM approach, which focuses on providing opportunities for smallholders to engage in carbon markets through specific, measurable, acheiveable, realistic and tangible practices.

16 July 2012: The World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) has released a report on its “Taking the Heat Out of Farming” project that helps Indian smallholders to join the global carbon market in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan.

The project is based on the SMART-CDM approach, which introduces specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and tangible practices that smallholders can take to improve the eligibility of smallholder farmers’ access to carbon markets. The approach helps smallholders to work together and is based on 40 possible activities designed to reduce emissions or sequester carbon through activities related to tree-planting, agriculture activities, and energy consumption reduction activities. Implementation has been facilitated through cooperation with livelihood programmes.

ICRAF is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). [Publication: Taking the Heat Out of Farming]