Livestock Systems

Livestock Climate Lens Part 1: Data Landscape Analysis

Myanmar cattle
Project code
AUD 100,000
Research program manager
Dr Anna Okello
Project leader
Dr. (Paul) Long Cheng, University of Melbourne
FEB 2021
APR 2022
Project status
Legally committed/Active
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The aim of this project is to better understand the existing data in ACIAR and MFAT livestock projects/programs, and the attittudes and interest of project partners to participate in livestock MRV activities into the future.

The expectation is that this would lead to a ‘shortlist’ of countries/projects that would be engaged with the development of livestock emissions accounting tools and capacity building for Tier 2 inventories and LCA in a sub-set of countries in the subsequent phase of work under this co-investment.

At the same time, this SRA provides an opportunity to sensitise both Australian and in-country partners to the broader objectives of the Australia-NZ livestock mitigation co-investment, and are provided with an opportunity to input into the direction of this work longer term. It is anticipated that this initial stage of work will provide the foundation upon which the longer-term project LS/2019/159 will be driven from.

Project outcomes

  • Assessing which data exist for calculation of GHG emissions for selected ACIAR-MFAT smallholder livestock projects, and identify a sub-set of projects that could be taken forward in a subsequent larger project.
  • Consulting 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.
  • Consulting 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.