Livestock for Ethiopia is both yin and yang. On the one hand, it represents a large portion of the country’s economy and the source for agro-pastoral livelihoods; on the other hand, it causes a high percentage of the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) along with partners from UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC) and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) is working to strike a balance between these livestock dichotomies.
- Report: Measurement, reporting and verification of livestock GHG emissions by developing countries in the UNFCCC: current practices and opportunities for improvement
- Poster: Improved greenhouse gas emission factors for smallholder livestock systems in East Africa
- Report: Using the CCAFS Mitigation Options Tool to identify mitigation co-benefits in Ethiopia’s land use sector