Co-Producing Climate Smart Agriculture Knowledge through Social Networks: Future Directions for Climate Governance

Macharia, Joseph & Johnson, Hope (2016) Co-Producing Climate Smart Agriculture Knowledge through Social Networks: Future Directions for Climate Governance. In Sampford, Charles, Cadman, Tim, & Maguire, Rowena (Eds.) Governing the Climate Change Regime: Institutional Integrity and Integrity Systems. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 212-234. (In Press)

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One of the key purposes of the international climate change regime is to prevent greenhouse gas emissions from reaching levels that adversely affect food production. Climate-smart agriculture is a concept that links food production with adaption and mitigation and has been identified by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change as a concept where more knowledge is needed. This chapter illustrates that the implementation of international climate law does not end with the decisions and activities of the state, and instead its goals must necessarily be translated and further developed at the farm and community level. We examined Mkulima Young, an online farming platform for farmers in Eastern Africa, as a case study to explore how progress towards international goals occurs through bottom-up governance mechanisms. Equally, this chapter illustrates the unique role of networked and informational governance models for contributing to the realisation of international emissions reductions objectives.

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ID Code: 99590
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Climate-Smart Agriculture, Climate Governance, Social Learning, Bottom-up governance
ISBN: 9781138216440
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2017 Joseph Macharia and Hope Johnson
Deposited On: 27 Sep 2016 23:04
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 22:59

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