Nationally appropriate mitigation actions for the dairy sector in Malawi: needs and opportunities

Irina Arakelyan*, Dominic Moran

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Developing country agriculture makes a significant contribution to climate change, and the sector offers considerable potential for exploring synergies and trade-offs between mitigation, food security, and poverty reduction. But few developing countries will adopt unfunded measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions if they compromise development and growth. Nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) have been mooted as a means to develop possible funding modalities either within the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), from aid donors, or other parties seeking to fund emissions offsets in low-income countries. This chapter explores the identification of climate-smart practices that might be included under the definition of agricultural NAMAs. It outlines elements relevant to the development of triple-win agricultural NAMAs in the smallholder dairy sector in Malawi and offers survey evidence identifying pro-poor mitigation practices, technologies, and policies for the dairy sector by assessing the current baseline and analyzing barriers to growth.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Climate Change Adaptation
EditorsWalter Leal Filho
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783642386701
ISBN (Print)9783642386695
Publication statusPrint publication - 2015

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015


  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Mitigation
  • Nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs)


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