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New Tool to Help Green the Livestock Sector

A new FAO methodology has been launched that allows dairy farmers and project designers to reliably document how they are reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. The tool means the sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets, opening up new sources of finance for the livestock industry, helping 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 to finance the necessary transition to a greener livestock sector.

Fred Davis

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