Developing appropriate strategies and techniques to reduce methane emissions from livestock production in Uganda
|Focus area|| |
|Type of action||Strategy/Policy|
|Submitted to UNFCCC registry||Yes|
|Start of initiative|| |
|Financing and support details|
|Financing status||Not known|
|Total cost|| |
|Financing requested||0.87 mln|
|Financing received to-date|| |
|Principal source of financing||Not known|
|Principal type of financing||Not known|
|Capacity building required||Unknown|
|Technology transfer required||Unknown|
|Proponent(s)||Climate Change Department|
|International funder(s)|| |
|Organization providing technical support|| |
|Contact||Ag. Commissioner Chebet Maikut, firstname.lastname@example.org|
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.
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
|Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available|
No information has been provided on mitigative capacity
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|Environmental:|| Information has not been provided
No MRV plan has been defined