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June 18, 2018   •   News

The GRA is working in Partnership with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and other experts to identify cost-effective and technically sound measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) systems – and the guidance, tools, and platforms that support them.

At a side event during the 2018 Bonn Climate Change Conference, experts from Brazil, Guatemala, and Uruguay shared their experiences developing MRV systems for livestock NAMA projects at the local level and elaborated on how this information could inform NAMAs and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) going forward.

Four themes arose from presentations and discussion with the audience:

(1) Standardized approaches are needed at subnational/project and national MRV levels to enable the two systems to “talk” to each other.

(2) Protocols and technologies for information collection apps, data compilation and access via platforms were essential components of MRV systems and can help with aggregation, standardization, and quality control.

(3) MRV should build on national livestock information systems and seek to improve these to provide robust activity data.

(4) Capacity development at subnational levels should be a priority.

 

Read the report here in English, French and Spanish.

Read the related CCAFS blog post here

June 12, 2018   •   News

The latest newsletter from our Partner GODAN is now available. Included in this issue is information about a white paper on Digital and data-driven agriculture opportunities for smallholders, and the results of an analysis of five agriculture programmes regarding donor open data policy and practice.

Read the newsletter here