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Developing appropriate strategies and techniques to reduce methane emissions from livestock production in Uganda

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Uganda

Description

Overview
Sector Agriculture
Focus area
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Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
Submitted to UNFCCC registry Yes
Start of initiative
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Financing and support details
Financing status Not known
Total cost
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Financing requested 0.87 mln
Financing received to-date
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Principal source of financing Not known
Principal type of financing Not known
Capacity building required Unknown
Technology transfer required Unknown
Additional information
Proponent(s) Climate Change Department
International funder(s)
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Organization providing technical support
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Contact Ag. Commissioner Chebet Maikut, chmaikut@gmail.com
Objective:

To develop appropriate strategies and techniques of reducing methane emissions associated with livestock production which, according to the FAO Statistics Yearbook 2013 is the major source of GHG emissions in Uganda’s agriculture sector.

Activities:
Major activities include

  • Exploring appropriate feeding strategies that increase productivity while at the same time reduce methane emissions from enteric fermentations. Efforts will be centred around strategies that have shown promise elsewhere including feeding livestock on improve forages; feed supplements. This will involve screening tanniferous herbaceous forages and agroforestry tree species for methane reducing potentials; supplementation using agro-industrial by-products including oilcakes; and integrating these options strategically in ruminant feeding systems or incorporating grain with pastures.
  • Exploring with various feed additives, including plant extracts (condensed tannins, saponins, essential oils) and rumen modifiers (yeast, bacterial direct fed microbials, and enzymes).
  • Explore ways to improve feed efficiency through breeding and diet manipulation. Improving feed conversion efficiency (the amount of feed consumed per unit of production), helps to decrease the amount of methane produced since more efficient animals have been shown to produce less methane. This can achieved thought giving animals diets that are more highly digestible.
  • Exploring manure and pasture management on both small and larger farms
  • Public information and awareness of appropriate strategies and technologies for reducing methane emissions from livestock as well as potential levels of mitigation

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity

Co-benefits:

Social: Information has not been provided
Economic: Information has not been provided
Environmental: Information has not been provided

MRV Framework:
No MRV plan has been defined


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