Reducing Green House Gas Emissions from Livestock in Zambia through Improved Systems and Land Use.
Reducing Green House Gas Emissions from Livestock in Zambia through Improved Systems and Land Use.
The goal of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas emission from the livestock sector particularly dairy farming through improved production systems for 100 farmers in Kazungula district. This will be done by promoting climate smart feeding systems among affected households through trainings and demonstrations in feed formulation and pasture establishment. This includes using better feeds and feeding techniques, which can reduce methane (CH4) generated during digestion as well as the amount of CH4 and nitrous oxide (N2O) released by decomposing manure.

Additionally, the project will promote better management of grazing lands that could improve productivity and create carbon sinks with the potential to help offset livestock sector emissions. It will work with Kazungula dairy cooperative in Kazungula district by engaging its members in planning, management and implementation of climate sensitive livestock management practices. Training farmers in climate sensitive animal husbandry will benefit them in two ways by increasing their milk productivity and contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

To improve knowledge assimilation and transfer, the project will endeavour to provide practical and hands on training on the various aspects of dairy management. Demonstrations on pasture establishment and feed formulation will be set up and used for training purposes.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Country:
Zambia
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 33,733.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
ZMB/SGP/OP6/Y2/CORE/CC/17/6
Status:
Currently under execution

SGP Country office contact

Ms Marisa Mushota
Phone:
0977160011
Email:

Address

United Nations House, Alick Nkata Road, P.O Box 31966
Lusaka, Africa, 10101