Over 100 countries indicated their intention to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the agriculture sector in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Credible measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of emissions and emissions reductions is critical to help national policymakers understand sources of GHGs, develop mitigation strategies, improve transparency, and access climate finance.

The MRV Platform for Agriculture is an initiative of the Global Research Alliance for Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), implemented in partnership with Unique Forestry and Land Use and with web design by Clutch Creative. The online platform houses tools, approaches, and case studies for MRV of GHG emissions and mitigation actions in the agriculture sector. The platform initially focuses on MRV resources specific to livestock but will accommodate MRV for other agricultural sectors and cross-cutting issues over time. Tools and approaches for MRV of GHG emissions and mitigation actions specific for agroforestry and rice are currently being added to the resource library. It is intended that this platform provide useful information to guide the technical and institutional design of MRV systems for agricultural mitigation actions, including those outlined in Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and NDCs.

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