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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 […]

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 […]

FAOSTAT Emissions Database

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

Source-selective and Emission-adjusted greenhouse gas CalculaTOR for cropland (SECTOR) tool

SECTOR is a Greenhouse Gas Calculator for cropland based on the IPCC Tier 2 approach for rice and other crops. […]

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 website

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

IPCC emission factor database (EFDB)

Official library of IPCC-recognized emission factors and other parameters with background documentation or technical references that can be used for […]

Emissions overview Tool (FAO)

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

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 […]

NDC Climate Toolbox

The NDC Toolbox Navigator is a searchable database of tools, guidance, and advisory support to help countries implement their NDCs […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AlimenTro: Recursos Alimenticios para Animales del Tropico

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

Harmonized World Soil Map (HWSM)

HWSD is a global soil dataset that provides 20 soil properties for two soil depths (0-30 cm and 30-100cm), including […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Feed digestibility – Moldova)

Estimating a time series for cattle feed digestibility in Moldova This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Feed tables – Lithuania)

Use of feed tables to estimate gross energy in Lithuania This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Milk yield – Canada)

Estimating a time series for milk yields in Canada This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains […]

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 (Cattle weight – UK)

Estimating cattle weights in the UK This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Feed digestibility – UK)

Estimating digestibility using a country-specific approach in the UK This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains […]

Case study: Inventory Practice (Digestibility – USA)

Estimating digestible energy and methane conversion rates for feedlot cattle in the USA This case study is part of a […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Livestock population – Romania)

Estimating livestock population time series in Romania This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of […]

ICAR Guidelines for Beef Cattle production Recording

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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 (Institutional arrangements – Norway)

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

Case study: Inventory practice (Institutional arrangements – Denmark)

Institutional arrangements for data supply in Denmark’s inventory This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods […]

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 (Data management – Denmark)

Integrated data management in Denmark This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV inventory […]

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 (Livestock characterization – Georgia)

Livestock characterization and herd structure modeling in Georgia This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods […]

Mitigation Options Tool for agriculture (CCAFS-MOT)

The CCAFS-MOT tool integrates published empirical models to emissions for different land use systems according to management types. Allows the […]

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 (Livestock characterization – Uruguay)

Livestock characterization in Uruguay This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV 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 (Livestock population – Croatia)

Livestock population estimates in Croatia This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV […]

Case study: Inventory Practice (Dairy cattle characterization – UK, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand)

Characterization of dairy cattle This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of MRV inventory […]

Case study: Inventory practice (Modeling – The Netherlands)

Modeling rumen processes in The Netherlands This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains methods of […]

Case study: Inventory Practice (Manure management – Finland)

Characterization of manure management systems in Finland This case study is part of a series Inventory Practice that explains data […]

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 (Livestock characterization – Austria)

Dealing with missing data for livestock characterization in Austria This case study is part of a series, Inventory Practice, that explains […]

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 […]

CCAFS Report: Measurement, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions from livestock: current practices and opportunities for improvement

This report provides an overview of current practices, challenges and opportunities in the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of livestock […]

Feedipedia – Animal Feed Resources Information System

Feedipedia is an open access information system on animal feed resources that provides information on nature, occurrence, chemical composition, nutritional […]

Development of integrated multipurpose animal recording systems

Animal identification and recording systems can be a valuable source of data on parameters used to calculate enteric methane emissions […]

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Programming and Indicator Tool

The CSA Programming and Indicator Tool guides the user through a process to (1) examine the extent to which a […]

Success Stories from Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases

This website features several case studies of different countries and sectors successfully reducing emissions intensity in livestock production. These case […]