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

Key partners come together to develop robust systems for measurement, reporting and verification of emissions from Ethiopia’s livestock sector.

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.

Read the full blog post here.

Written by Seble Samuel, Julianna White and Dawit Solomon (CCAFS)