Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU)

Working Groups

Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Working Group

The AFOLU Working Group was created in 2011 to build the capacity of stakeholders from across governments, civil society, private sector and academia to set goals and implement actions that support mitigation and adaptation in the agriculture, forestry and other land use sectors aligned with greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and measures outlined in a country’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Priority Areas

Monitoring, Reporting and Verification
Financing Instruments and Approaches
Climate Smart Agriculture Practices
Long-term Planning Processes
NDC Updates
Deep Decarbonization Pathways

How We Work

We focus on promoting and facilitating knowledge sharing and the adoption of tools and solutions for climate resilient, low emission development across the agriculture, forestry and other land use sectors. The AFOLU working group promotes cross-sectoral collaboration and empowers AFOLU practitioners to raise ambition towards NDC goals.

Our activities include organizing regional workshops and webinars, providing technical assistance, developing case studies and guidance documents, coordinating peer learning, and establishing and facilitating communities of practitioners interested in specific implementation topics. Currently, implementation is focused within two Communities of Practice , the Livestock and Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) Communities of Practice, led by the Africa LEDS Partnership.

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice are spaces for members interested in a specific topic to regularly learn from peers, exchange knowledge, co-design solutions, receive technical assistance, connect with others, and pilot ideas. Communities of Practice are demand driven and evolve dynamically to meet their members’ needs.

Soil Organic Carbon

Coordinated by our Africa LEDS Partnership and focuses on:

Closing the gap between policy and regulation on the national level and best practices on the farm level to support evidence-based implementation and raise ambitions for Soil Organic Carbon in NDCs as well as their long-term climate mitigation strategies.


Coordinated by our Africa LEDS Partnership and focuses on:

Building capacity among decision makers, research institutions, and practitioners to design and implement NDCs and long-term low emissions, climate-resilient development pathways in the livestock sector across Africa.

How to Get Involved?

Join the Soil Organic Carbon or Livestock Communities of Practice by completing GCAP registration form linked below. As you complete the GCAP registration form, indicate which Community of Practice you would like to join. By becoming a GCAP member, you will receive regular updates on events, activities, and opportunities related to GCAP and your Communities of Practice.

Contact with questions.

Coordinating Bodies

The AFOLU Communities of Practice are currently coordinated by South South North. South South North works closely with a core group of experts tied to each Community of Practice.

The Latest from AFOLU

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AFOLU Events

LEDS GP event: Advancing the mapping and monitoring of mangrove ecosystems

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LEDS GP webinar: Knowledge solutions to combat climate change – the Climate Tagger

This webinar will introduce Climate Tagger, which aims to help organizations in the climate and development arenas streamline and catalogue their data.

CKB event: 2016 Climate Knowledge Brokers Workshop

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LEDS LAC webinar: Tools for integrating mitigation and adaptation into the agriculture and forestry sector

This webinar, from our Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Platform (LEDS LAC), will present two tools to integrate mitigation and adaptation with development agendas.

LEDS LAC webinar: How to make green growth inclusive in Latin America and the Caribbean

This webinar aims to stimulate an in-depth discussion on how to leverage collective action towards inclusive green growth in Latin America and the Caribbean