Dairy cow in Embu, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann).
By unlocking carbon credit markets,
first-of-its-kind methodology looks
to boost financing for smallholder farms,
green the livestock sector
The new dairy methodology
is a key to allowing smallholder dairy operations
to receive internationally accepted carbon credits
in exchange for emission reductions.
‘The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets thanks to a new methodology that lets farmers and project designers reliably document how they are reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions—a step that will open up new sources of finance for the livestock industry and help promote investment in smallholder operations.
‘FAO’s new Smallholder dairy methodology tackles two major challenges facing agriculture today: the need to make agriculture more productive by increasing yields, while at the same time cutting agriculture’s carbon footprint. By opening up new sources of finance, the methodology addresses the critical question of how…
View original post 450 more words