A new project is launched to support climate-smart livestock strategies and investments in East Africa
CCAFS / Climate change / East Africa / Environment / Greenhouse Gas / SLS

A new project is launched to support climate-smart livestock strategies and investments in East Africa

Originally posted on ILRI news:
It is hard to overstate the role that the livestock sector plays in ensuring food security in sub-Saharan Africa. The sector provides a vital source of income to most of the rural poor. Livestock production also provides nutritional benefits to people through their milk, meat and eggs, which are protein…

Greenhouse gas emissions from dung patches in developing countries are ‘likely highly overestimated’—New report
Climate change / Environment / Greenhouse Gas / Livestock / SLS

Greenhouse gas emissions from dung patches in developing countries are ‘likely highly overestimated’—New report

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Cattle herding in Kenya (photo credit: CCAFS/Cecilia Schubert). A new research paper published by scientists of the Mazingira Centre (‘mazingira’ means ‘environment’ in Swahili) of the Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) reports evidence that greenhouse gas emissions from dung patches in developing countries are ‘likely highly overestimated’ in global…

CCAFS / Climate change / East Africa / Environment / Mazingira / SLS

Better information and inclusive participation key to enable African farmers cope with changing climate

The Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (ACSAA) held its second annual forum in Nairobi on 11–13 October 2016 which discussed Africa’s intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs). Under the Paris Agreement that seeks to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, countries publicly outlined the climate actions they intended to take, known as their INDCs. A parallel session by the CGIAR Research … Continue reading

A new publication provides guidance and support on how to set up credible and affordable greenhouse gas inventories
CCAFS / Climate change / Environment / Uncategorized

A new publication provides guidance and support on how to set up credible and affordable greenhouse gas inventories

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the livestock sector and demonstrate that they are delivering on the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, countries will benefit from using advanced greenhouse gas inventory and accounting methods to monitor, verify and report on emissions. Source: Improved greenhouse gas inventories for livestock essential to meet Paris Climate … Continue reading

Greenhouse gas emissions from African cattle excreta less than estimated
CCAFS / Climate change / Environment / Kenya / Mazingira / SLS

Greenhouse gas emissions from African cattle excreta less than estimated

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
‘While greenhouse gas emissions of cattle excreta vary by diet, breed and other factors, measurements found that commonly used Tier 1 emission factors consistently overestimated actual emissions. Cattle keeping in Kenya (photo credit: CCAFS/C Schubert). Cattle keeping in South Africa (photo via StormSignal on Flickr). ‘Using the state-of-the-art laboratory established…

Climate change / Environment / ILRI / Livestock / Mazingira / SLS

Understanding and managing the environmental footprint of livestock in Africa

Agriculture, including livestock as well as crop production, makes up about a third (30%) of the global greenhouse gases (GHG) that are generated by human activity and warming our planet. About half of these agricultural emissions are caused by deforestation and soil carbon losses; the rest is largely generated by livestock (and some artificial fertilizer … Continue reading