Building countries’ capabilities to understand livestock greenhouse gas emissions and the links between improved productivity and reduced emissions intensity is a critical area of work for the Livestock Research Group.

Increased technical and scientific capability can support broader climate and development policy objectives and help foster stronger science-policy linkages. Our program is designed to improve the measurement and estimation of greenhouse gas emissions from livestock systems and identify and promote ways to reduce those emissions, including through productivity gains.

This effort underpins the development of advanced national greenhouse gas emission inventories and the measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of livestock emissions to help countries document emission reductions at national and project scales. It also supports countries to identify low emissions pathways for livestock development.

Our capability building programme also includes:

Technical training courses
Manuals and good practice guides
Fellowships and award schemes