The Manure Management Network (MMN) is a global forum for scientists focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock through the improvement of manure management.

Manure management is the handling, storage and disposal of urine and faeces from livestock, other than the manure deposited directly onto pastures by grazing animals. Manure processing

Sound manure management not only contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions but also offers important benefits for reducing nutrient losses and other environmental impacts of livestock production, such as air and water pollution.

The Manure Management Network is currently working on:

  • a compilation of mitigation methods and strategies
  • meta-data reporting requirements for different greenhouse gas sources
  • harmonizing protocols for greenhouse gas measurements from the different stages of the manure management chain.


The MMN organized an online workshop on 11 March 2020 with 13 experts from different countries. The meeting clarified the objectives, research scope, main activities of the MMN and role of the network coordinator.

Provincial guidance the for measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of GHG Inventories in China was developed. The IPCC Tier 2 Method was the basis for provincial guidance.


For more information on the Manure Management Network, please contact co-chairs Hongmin Dong ([email protected]) or Tony van der Weerden ([email protected]agresearch.co.nz)