CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / Ethiopia / GHG emissions / Livestock

Tracking Ethiopia’s livestock emissions to identify low-carbon development pathways

Livestock are an inseparable component of Ethiopian agricultural livelihoods. Stakeholders come together in Addis Ababa to develop systems to measure, report and verify the emissions from this vital sector. Photo: A. Eitzinger (CIAT)

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.

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