SAMPLES addresses the dearth of reliable information about greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture in tropical countries. SAMPLES scientists work with developing countries to improve data on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation potentials for smallholder agriculture.
With better information, governments, non-governmental organizations, and farmers can:
1. Identify high-production, low-emissions development trajectories in the agricultural sector.
2. Participate in the emerging green economy and access climate finance
3. Strengthen tropical countries’ negotiating positions in global climate discussions
The CGIAR Research Program Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) coordinates SAMPLES in collaboration with the following CGIAR centers and scientists, and global and regional partners.
CGIAR centers and researchers
International Rice Research Center (IRRI): Ole Sander, Reiner Wassman
International Livestock Research Center (ILRI): Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, John Goopy, David Pelster
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA): Piet van Asten
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT): Anthony Whitbread
World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF): Todd Rosenstock
International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT):ML Jat, Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio, Tek Sapkota, Clare Stirling
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR): Mariana Rufino
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT): Ngonidzashe Chirinda