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dc.contributor.authorCGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-09T18:49:33Z
dc.date.available2014-05-09T18:49:33Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.citationCCAFS. 2014. East African Dairy Development program adopts Climate Smart Agriculture. Outcome case. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Copenhagen, Denmark.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/35596
dc.description.abstractLivestock production is responsible for 12% of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Managing sustainable intensification of livestock production systems could therefore soon become a key component of climate change mitigation efforts. Heifer International has been awarded additional funding to build on the existing work of the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) programme that is working to create a robust dairy industry in a region where demand for fresh milk is close to outstripping supply. The World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are partners in this programme, helping Heifer work with more than 200,000 farmers to improve dairy production and provide access to markets over the next four years. EADD has now adopted climate smart agriculture as a programme objective, partly based on engagement with CCAFS scientists, and the mounting evidence that better feeding – by using fodder banks, improved pasture species, planted legumes and crop by-products – and manure management can contribute both to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved income for farmers. In partnership with the Standard Assessment of Mitigation Potential and Livelihoods in Smallholder Systems (SAMPLES) project, EADD has selected climate smart agriculture interventions in the new phase of the program. Furthermore, in order to address capacity and knowledge gaps in measuring greenhouse gas emissions in smallholder systems, CCAFS scientists are working with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) at an EADD site in Kenya, estimating greenhouse gas emissions and productivity in dairy systems.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOutcome Case;
dc.subjectCLIMATEen_US
dc.subjectAGRICULTUREen_US
dc.subjectDAIRY INDUSTRYen_US
dc.subjectGREENHOUSE GASESen_US
dc.subjectMETHANEen_US
dc.subjectFARMING SYSTEMSen_US
dc.titleEast African Dairy Development program adopts Climate Smart Agricultureen_US
dc.typeCase Studyen_US
cg.identifier.ccafsprojectFP3_EALivestockLED
cg.identifier.ccafsprojectFP3_EALivestockNAMA
cg.identifier.statusOpen Accessen_US
cg.subject.ccafsLOW EMISSIONS DEVELOPMENTen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationCGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
cg.coverage.regionAFRICAen_US
cg.coverage.regionEAST AFRICAen_US
cg.contributor.crpClimate Change, Agriculture and Food Security


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