Given the projected increase in the demand for animal-source foods in
developing countries, trends in livestock GHG emissions and other
environmental impacts, there is an urgent need to change livestock
production. Despite its significant role in global GHG emissions, the
livestock sector also has a large potential to reduce its environmental
impacts while increasing productivity. Mitigation practices also have
other co-benefits, addressing land degradation (conservation of natural
resources), livestock waste, resource efficiency and income generation
for the rural poor.
Progress in implementation of mitigation actions has been slow. There is
limited information on emerging experiences with Nationally Appropriate
Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) development and implementation, pointing to
the need to better document what is being done and to share knowledge
and experience among interested countries. In particular, interested
countries would benefit from better knowledge of the technical and
stakeholder processes through which NAMAs are being developed; links
between NAMAs and other livestock sector policies and programs; barriers
to adoption of promoted practices and means to address them and
financing arrangements for NAMA implementation. Supporting interested
countries to share experiences in these and other dimensions would help
reduce the gap between ‘intent’ and actual NAMA implementation.
van Dijk, S.; Tennigkeit, T.; Wilkes, A. Climate-smart livestock sector development: the state of play in NAMA development. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Copenhagen, Denmark (2015) 22 pp.