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Agriculture and forestry 2013

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Jun 1, 2012 EDT - Jun 16, 2013 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jun 16, 2013 EDT - Jun 30, 2013 EDT
Proposal revisions
Finalists can improve their proposals

Jul 1, 2013 EDT - Jul 21, 2013 EDT
Selection of winners
CoLab members vote and judges also select winners

Jul 21, 2013 EDT - Aug 31, 2013 EDT
Winners are awarded

Sep 1, 2013 EDT
Which activities can best reduce climate impacts and enhance resilient adaptation to climate change in agriculture and forestry?

The land use contest focuses on mitigation and adaptation within the agriculture and forestry sectors. It seeks proposals that outline interventions with the potential to reduce GHG emissions, maintain and enhance carbon storage, and/or support robust adaptation measures. See more...


27  Proposals

Proposal nameAuthor(s)

Support campus farms as essential components of a sustainable food systemUMCampusFarm

Campus farms have the untapped potential to be living-learning laboratories for building skills in leadership & sustainable food practices.

Fast Solution To Climate Change Is On Your PlateViv Null

Mitigate climate change by a rapid reduction of the short lived climate pollutants by advocating for less meat consumption globally.

Removing Legacy Carbon and Ongoing Emissions by Regenerating Soils WorldwideNECHM

Restoring soil carbon is simple, no-tech, free, has beneficial effects on biodiversity and water cycles, and can reverse global warming (1).

Urban Forests: Creating Carbon Sinks, Energy Barriers and Economic Development.Sacred Seedlings

Urban forestry and agro-forestry can help minimize cities' contribution to climate change, while making our cities more resilient.

Promoting biogas production from human waste as a renewable energy sourcetengeya

Using human waste as a resource to mitigate climate change and improve sanitation in Kenyan secondary schools.

Massive International Reforestation Project (Canada-Led)KC Harry / CCT

Carbon emissions can be reversed by reforestation of a Canadian and international land area roughly the size of USA (982,663,000 hectares).

REDD+ - A step forward towards sustainable developmentShakeel Hayat

Pakistan’s National Sustainable Development Strategy promotes an economic growth without uncontrolled exploitation of natural resources

Dairy Goats Husbandry for Improvement of Community Livelihoods and BiodiversityFriends of Usambara

The pitch of the project is dairy Goats Husbandry for Improvement of Community Livelihoods and Biodiversity Conservation of Usambaras

Kamonkoli Integrated Organic Farming ProjectIECDAA

self reliant community of men and women who are social-economic and environmentally conscious and sustainable

Use goats to reduce herbicide use in right of way weed managementCharles Rose

Goats can replace herbicide use in right of ways (roads, power lines, etc.). Herbicides break natural carbon sequestration cycles.

Urbanisation, Urban sprawl and its effects on sustainable managementEWRG

remote sensing and GIS to analyse these patterns and their effects on land use and ecosystems in Indian megaregions.

Multi-feed & Multi-land & Happy end PROPOSAL 1202219Solely Needs Friends

I would like to solve multiple problems; hunger, forest, climate, poverty, unemployment, international relations, help to others and so on.

Marula tree fruits and the conservation of Eastern Arc mountains (EAM) forestsAbubakari Munna

Commercialization of fruits from economically valued trees like marula will enhance climate change adaptation and mitigation in Tanzania

Green Farmers Rural RadioMichael Iyanro

Green Farmers Rural Radio is a major initiative that will benefit the rural poor farmers living in rural and isolated communities

Oku Community Agroforestry and Organic Agriculture For Future Green SchoolsSOPISDEW

Hands-on skills building in agroforestry and organic farming for young people in schools found in rural communities for a sustainable future

Achieving reforestation by effective land use and market incentives for farmersAli Kamil

modest land use proposal for 6X & GHGMark Hurych

Imagine combining "The Man Who Stopped the Desert" (Yacouba Sawadogo), Cradle-to-Cradle design (Bill McDonough), + Veta la Palma fish farm.

. . . Geo-Safe (CDR) . . .Johnnie Buttram

Geo-Safe (CDR) is a self-funded and effective Carbon Dioxide and Methane Removal Process where all benefits go directly back to the people!