Enhancing capacities for MRV of sustainable livestock actions in East Africa

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Project Description

The lack of practical methods for Measuring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) greenhouse gases (GHG) as well as knowledge of adaptation and socio-economic effects of low-emission livestock development is a major barrier to investment by financial entities and a constraint on national cross-sectoral support for low-emission livestock development.

This project builds on the CCAFS project Kenya Dairy NAMA and will provide practical guidance on MRV of project investments and MRV at a national level and interlinkages between MRV systems at each level. This project also developed feasibility studies and designed a Green Climate Fund (GCF) proposal for a dairy Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA), including MRV and mainstreaming gender. Activities on gender include the design of private sector investments in gender inclusive extension services to increase on-farm dairy productivity and the initiation of the development of a gender strategy for the Kenya Dairy Board.

The overall objective of this project is to increase the capacities of project implementation agencies and national MRV entities for MRV of low-emission livestock development. This will help developing countries achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and meet their obligations under the Paris Agreement (Article 13) and increase access to finance for low-emission livestock development. Achieving this objective will also contribute to mainstreaming low-emission livestock investments in the investment operations of financial institutions. In doing so, the project will contribute to all five of CCAFS Low-emissions development flagship outcomes.


  • Increase the capacities of project implementation agencies and national MRV entities for MRV of low-emission livestock development.


This project is led by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), in collaboration with:

  • Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya (MALF)
  • Unique Forestry and Land Use GmbH (UNIQUE)
  • Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (VHL)

Further Information

For more information, please contact project leader Todd Rosenstock, ICRAF (t.rosenstock@cgiar.org).