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Low Carbon Agriculture For Indonesia: Challenges And Opportunities

In Is Indonesia in a Good Position to Achieve Sustainable Low Carbon Development? Opportunities, Potentials and Limitations
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Suryahadi
Irsal Las
Astu Unadi
Prihasto Setyanto
2010-03

Agriculture plays an important role in the national economy and food security of Indonesia. Increasing food production, while not adversely impacting the climate and local environment, is a challenge to be met. Indonesia has set an economy-wide emission reduction target of 20%. This would require rapid and substantial scaling up of mitigation technologies in agriculture sector as well. Prioritization of mitigation technologies is important from the context of policy focus. Such a prioritization is possible through estimation of marginal abatement costs and cost-benefit analysis of mitigation options. While some mitigation technologies are already been promoted, it is far from being sufficient in meeting the mitigation needs in the sector. The major barriers for expanding these technologies have been lack of proper incentives for technology adoption and capacity building of farmers. The best way to enhance the efficiency of a technology is to target it to the specific ecosystem conditions. While focusing on individual technologies, there is a need to consider how these technologies behave in the existing context of knowledge and infrastructure on the ground.

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A product of S6 project led by CE group. Please refer to the following for full report from this project: http://pub.iges.or.jp/modules/envirolib/view.php?docid=3044

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