Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Reducing Green House Gas Emissions from Livestock in Zambia through Improved Systems and Land Use.

AgriSmart Zambia is currently implementing a project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the livestock sector through better management of grazing practices. This is done through promoting climate smart feeding systems and demonstrations in feed management and pasture establishment. This includes using better feeds and feeding techniques which can reduce methane generated during digestion as well as the amount of methane and nitrous oxide released by decomposing manure. The project will work with the Kazungula dairy co-operative in Kazungula district by engaging its members in planning, management and implementation of climate sensitive livestock management practices. Training dairy farmers and assisting them to implement climate sensitive animal husbandry practices will thus increase their milk productions and also reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their herds.

This project forms part of the SPG Grant Project of the United Nations Office of Project Services (“UNOPS”) financed by the Global Environment Facility /Small Grants Programme (“GEF SGP”).