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KAMA 6 PRINCIPLES

  1. Safeguard natural resources
  2. Share knowledge
  3. Build local access and capacity
  4. Protect harvests
  5. Enable access to markets
  6. Priorities research imperatives

In response, the KAMA coalition would like to bring forward a series of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in accordance with its six-point action plan for enhancing sustainable development through agriculture.

In line with these six principles, we encourage stakeholders to pursue policies which achieve long-term global sustainability goals through proven techniques.

  • Safeguard natural resources
  • Protect natural habitats by avoiding deforestation and land clearing by sustainably improving yields on existing arable land.
  • Protect the integrity of watersheds, wetlands and pasturelands to preserve ecosystem services and biodiversity.
  • Invest in technologies and techniques to promote water-use efficiency, such as improved irrigation systems, conservation agriculture and better water allocation systems.
  • Build up soil organic matter and prevent erosion by applying techniques such as conservation tillage, nutrient management and the use of reclamation varieties .
  • Facilitate drought-preparedness and mitigation through appropriate technologies, including use of remote sensing, local weather forecasting, drought-tolerant crops, early warning information systems, irrigation technology and the building of resilience in rural communities.
  • Share knowledge
  • Encourage education in locally-relevant agricultural practices and technologies which significantly increase carbon sequestration.
  • Create international programmes which share best practice and build capacity for the efficient application of existing climate-friendly technologies by making them more affordable and efficient in use as well as more accessible to farmers.
  • Foster energy-efficiency improvements and emissions reductions in nitrogen fertilizer production by helping producers of all sizes to adopt best practice techniques.
  • Reduce livestock-related emissions through rapid education and dissemination of improved efficiency of grazing systems, manure management, methane capture for biogas production and enhanced feeds and feed additives.
  • Use Integrated Crop Management (ICM) best practices (notably by deploying the right nutrient source, at the right rate, right time and in the right place to improve nutrient use efficiencies) and apply Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to optimise pesticide effectiveness.

 

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