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Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) and Verification

The tool allows users to compare national GHG inventory data for the AFOLU sector reported to the UNFCCC with data […]

COMET-Farm: Whole Farm and Ranch Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Accounting System

COMET-Farm is a farm-level carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system and calculator for the United States. It uses information on […]

FAOSTAT Emissions Database

FAOSTAT is FAO’s corporate data repository. FAOSTAT contains data reported by annual surveys in member countries and dedicated data collection […]

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) methodologies for agriculture

CDM provides methodologies for: Rice cultivation Livestock Manure management Fertilizer management Mulching These methodologies are intended for monitoring of CDM […]

The Cool Farm Tool

The Cool Farm Tool is a farm-level GHG emissions calculator that integrates both crop and livestock systems by quantifying on-farm […]

SAMPLES website

SAMPLES is a global research program of CCAFS that provides guidance for measuring GHG emissions and carbon storage in smallholder […]

Livestock Activity Data Guidance (L-ADG): Methods and guidance on compilation of activity data for Tier 2 livestock GHG inventories

The Livestock Activity Data Guidance (L-ADG) provides practical methods for countries to estimate the activity data used to compile livestock […]

The Ex-Ante Carbon Balance Tool (EX-ACT)

The EX-ACT tool is a project-level tool for estimating the net GHG impact of AFOLU projects and policies. The website […]

Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model (GLEAM)

The Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model (GLEAM) is a spatially explicit life cycle assessment model for the livestock sector. Using input […]

SAMPLES: Agricultural greenhouse gas emission factors database

The SAMPLES database hosts emission factors and associated metadata from GHG measurements in agricultural systems. The database contains site-specific emission […]

Global database of GHG emissions related to feed crops

Global GHG database on feed-crops provided by the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance Partnership (LEAP). Downloadable information on GHG emissions […]

The Manure Knowledge Kiosk

The Kiosk is a communication tool of the Livestock and Manure Management Component (LMMC) of the Agriculture Initiative of the […]

Emissions overview Tool (FAO)

The Emissions Overview tool report gives emissions and trends in the AFOLU sector, subdivided by source categories, for one or […]

World Program on Agricultural Censuses

The FAO World Program for the Census of Agriculture (WCA) promotes the use of standard international concepts, definitions and methodology. […]

FAO online courses

These free online courses cover topics in the areas of food and nutrition security, social and economic development and sustainable […]

UNFCCC-CDM Project case studies

There are many example projects in the searchable project database; a majority of projects involve methane recovery from manure management […]

UNFCCC Website for National Inventory Submissions by developed countries

The UNFCCC website houses the annual inventory submissions and includes national inventory reports (NIR) and common reporting format (CRF) of […]

ICAR Dairy Cattle Milk Recording Working Group

The International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) is a non-governmental organization that provides guidelines, standards and certification for animal identification, […]

Template spreadsheet for assessing the quality of Tier 2 livestock activity data

This spreadsheet complements the Livestock Activity Data Guidance (L-ADG) published by the GRA and CCAFS.  L-ADG provides suggestions on how […]

AlimenTro: Recursos Alimenticios para Animales del Tropico

AlimenTro is a feed composition database focusing on tropical forages and feedstuffs specific to Columbia. CORPOICA

Template spreadsheets for assessing the availability of Tier 2 livestock activity data

This spreadsheet complements the Livestock Activity Data Guidance (L-ADG) published by the GRA and CCAFS. L-ADG provides suggestions on how […]

Finalized methods by sector (Australia)

The Australian Government’s Department of the Environment and Energy has compiled a compendium of approved methodologies for estimating GHG impacts […]

Livestock Geo-Wiki

This website features an interactive, downloadable livestock density/location dataset. It is based on the Gridded Livestock of the World 2.0 […]

Spreadsheet templates for IPCC Tier 2 livestock emission sources

National GHG inventories are often compiled using specialist software, such as the IPCC Inventory Software or ALU Software. The ALU […]

Methods and guidance to support MRV of livestock emissions: Methods for data collection, analysis and summary results from a pilot baseline survey for the Kenya dairy NAMA

This working paper documents the first attempt at implementing a survey and analyzing the survey data to establish a standardized […]

Agriculture and Land Use National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Software

The Agriculture and Land Use Greenhouse Gas Inventory (ALU) Software is a free tool developed to assist countries in developing […]

Greenhouse Gas Accounting for Sustainable Land Management: Quick Guidance for Users

This Quick Guidance on Greenhouse Gas Accounting for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) provides an overview of SLM activities subject to […]

Overseer tool

A free to use tool developed for use in New Zealand. It can be used to calculate farm nutrient budgets […]

Case study: Country inventory (United Kingdom)

The UK reports emissions from three cattle categories. It uses a Tier 2 approach for dairy cows and beef cows, […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Livestock population – Luxembourg)

Estimating milk yields in Luxembourg This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV inventory […]

Case study: Inventory practice (QA and verification – Australia)

QA and verification in Australia’s GHG inventory This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods […]

Improving transparency: Implementing MRV of livestock NAMAS to meet NDC and finance needs

This presentation discusses how Brazil, Uruguay and Guatemala have approached national MRV systems for the livestock sector. It was presented […]

A new approach for improving emission factors for enteric methane emissions of cattle in smallholder systems of East Africa Results for Nyando, Western Kenya

This study developed an alternative methodology based on animal energy requirements derived from field measurements of live weight, live weight […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Digestibility – Slovenia)

Accounting for the effects of increased concentrate use on gross energy intake and digestible energy This case study is part […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Milk yield – Slovenia)

Estimating milk yields in Slovenia This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV inventory […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Livestock characterization – New Zealand)

Regional characterization of dairy cattle in New Zealand This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Aligning inventories – Kenya)

Aligning national GHG inventories, NDCs and NAMAs in Kenya This case study is part of a series Inventory Practice that […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Livestock population – Canada, Croatia, South Africa)

Estimating number of days alive This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV inventory […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Sensitivity analysis – Senegal)

Sensitivity analysis to prioritize improvements in Senegal This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods […]

Case study: Inventory Practice (Uncertainty analysis – Canada)

Analysis of uncertainty in Canada’s livestock inventory This case study is part of a series Inventory Practice that explains data […]

Case study: Inventory Practice (Cattle weight – New Zealand)

Improving estimates of cattle weights in New Zealand This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Manure management – Canada)

Structured elicitation of expert judgement in Canada’s initial Tier 2 inventory This case study is part of a series, Inventory […]

Reducing enteric methane for improving food security and livelihoods

This website contains six case study publications on low emissions development in Ethiopian dairy, Argentinian beef cattle, Bangladeshi dairy, Kenyan […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Sources of uncertainty – Finland)

Assessing sources of uncertainty in Finland‘s livestock inventory This case study is part of a series Inventory Practice that explains […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Feed digestibility – Latvia)

Improving feed digestibility estimates in Latvia This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Information resources – Norway)

The role of cow recording systems in Norway’s Tier 2 approach This case study is part of a series, Inventory […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Sources of uncertainty – United Kingdom)

Assessing sources of uncertainty in the livestock inventory of the United Kingdom This case study is part of a series […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Institutional arrangements – Austria)

Institutional arrangements for compilation of Austria’s livestock emissions inventory This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains […]

Case study: Inventory practice (R&D platform – UK)

UK’s GHG R&D Platform supports inventory improvements This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods […]

Case study: Country inventory (Austria)

This case study describes the countries approach to inventory compilation for livestock methane emissions. Livestock included: dairy and non-dairy cattle, […]