This project aimed to better understand the existing data in ACIAR and MFAT livestock projects/programs, and the attitudes and interest of project partners to participate in livestock MRV activities into the future.
This research activity also provided an opportunity to sensitise both Australian and in-country partners to the broader objectives of the Australia-NZ livestock mitigation co-investment, and an opportunity to input into the direction of this work longer term. It was anticipated that this initial stage of work would provide the foundation upon which the longer-term project (LS/2019/159) would be driven from.
- Assessed which data exist for calculation of GHG emissions for selected ACIAR-MFAT smallholder livestock projects and identified a sub-set of projects that could be taken forward in a subsequent larger project.
- Consulted with ACIAR and NZ researchers, and their in-country livestock project teams, to better understand the opportunities and challenges for incorporating livestock MRV data collection and/or analysis in ACIAR/MFAT livestock development projects longer term.
- Consulted with the project teams, supported by linkages with the GRA-LRG and other ACIAR-NZ co-funded projects (e.g. WAC/2019/150), to gain a better understanding of the interests, needs, motivations and potential recipients for future capacity building and training activities in livestock GHG accounting.