MRV Platform for Agriculture (AgMRV)
Over 100 countries indicated their intention to reduce GHG emissions from the agriculture sector in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Credible measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of emissions and emissions reductions are critical to help national policymakers understand sources of GHGs, develop mitigation strategies, improve transparency, and access climate finance.
The AgMRV Platform contains tools, approaches, and case studies for MRV of GHG emissions and mitigation actions in the agriculture sector. The platform initially focuses on MRV resources specific to livestock but rice and agroforestry have since been added. Nitrogen fertilizer and soil organic carbon resources are planned for 2021. More MRV resources for other agricultural sectors and cross-cutting issues will continue to be added over time.
The AgMRV Platform is also home to the Cattle Methane Similarity Matrix Calculator. The tool supports verification of enteric fermentation and manure management methane emission factors that can be used in national GHG inventories.
It is intended that this platform provide useful information to guide the technical and institutional design of MRV systems for agricultural mitigation actions, including those outlined in Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and NDCs.
AgMRV is an initiative of the Global Research Alliance for Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), implemented in partnership with UNIQUE forestry and land use GmbH and the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC). Web design is by Clutch Creative. Funding was provided by the New Zealand Government as an activity of the GRA.