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Using modeling, life cycle assessment, and trade-off
analysis to understand low emissions development options
CLIFF-GRADS ...
Presenters
Yohannes Gelan RegassaSebastián Vangeli
Abubakar Hailu Girei
Ridha Ibidhi
Meryl Richards
Agenda
Introduction Meryl Richards
What is low emissions development? And is it
achievable?
Meryl Richards
More rice, less...
Participating in the discussion
• Use the questions box to enter your questions
• If you are having any trouble hearing or...
What is low
emissions
development?
And is it achievable?
Low emissions development in
agriculture
“Reduce agricultural
greenhouse gas
emissions while
ensuring food security”
“Agri...
Where are the opportunities?
Dickie et al. 2014
Example 1: International Fund for Agricultural
Development
• 9th replenishment period: 2011-2014
• $5.6 billion
Potential to mitigate
0.74 – 1.74 Mt CO2e year-1
Richards et al. 2019 Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Agricultural ...
Landscape
transitions
Crop
transitions
Rice
crops
Crops
(non rice) Fertilizer Livestock
- 4.7M
TotalAnnualtCO2e
Landscape
...
Low emissions development is possible . . .
~1– 3 Mt CO2e per year per program is
<1% of what is needed
. . . but more eff...
Agenda
Introduction Meryl Richards
What is low emissions development? And is it
achievable?
Meryl Richards
More rice, less...
Webinar 2: Direct measurement
approaches to investigating mitigation
options in livestock systems
Effect of inclusion of t...
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2019 CLIFF-GRADS Webinar Series - Using modeling, life cycle assessment, and trade-off analysis to understand low emissions development options

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Presented by Meryl Richards, Abubakar Girei, Sebastian Vangeli, Yohannes Regassa, and Ridha Ibidhi on May 9, 2019, as the introduction to the CCAFS & GRA CLIFF-GRADS Webinar Series.
The webinar featured previous CLIFF student presentations and provided a place for discussion between current and previous students.

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2019 CLIFF-GRADS Webinar Series - Using modeling, life cycle assessment, and trade-off analysis to understand low emissions development options

  1. 1. Using modeling, life cycle assessment, and trade-off analysis to understand low emissions development options CLIFF-GRADS webinar series
  2. 2. Presenters Yohannes Gelan RegassaSebastián Vangeli Abubakar Hailu Girei Ridha Ibidhi Meryl Richards
  3. 3. Agenda Introduction Meryl Richards What is low emissions development? And is it achievable? Meryl Richards More rice, less water and less greenhouse gas emissions in Colombia Abubakar Halilu Girei Optimising environmental efficiency of dairy intensification strategies for delivery of milk and beef in Costa Rica Ridha Ibidhi Discussion of first two presentations All participants Data requirement to develop higher Tier N2O emissions inventory Sebastián Vangeli Preliminary experimental results of different water and nutrient management practices for narrowing maize yield gap in Ethiopia Yohannes Gelan Regassa Discussion of second two presentations All participants Conclusion Meryl Richards
  4. 4. Participating in the discussion • Use the questions box to enter your questions • If you are having any trouble hearing or using the question box, you can also use the chat box • Tell us who you are and where you are visiting for your CLIFF-GRADS fellowship!
  5. 5. What is low emissions development? And is it achievable?
  6. 6. Low emissions development in agriculture “Reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring food security” “Agricultural development that increases food security without increasing greenhouse gas emissions”
  7. 7. Where are the opportunities? Dickie et al. 2014
  8. 8. Example 1: International Fund for Agricultural Development • 9th replenishment period: 2011-2014 • $5.6 billion
  9. 9. Potential to mitigate 0.74 – 1.74 Mt CO2e year-1 Richards et al. 2019 Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Agricultural Practices Supported by IFAD Investments: An ex-ante Analysis
  10. 10. Landscape transitions Crop transitions Rice crops Crops (non rice) Fertilizer Livestock - 4.7M TotalAnnualtCO2e Landscape and crop transitions Management practice improvements Increased emissions Reduced emissions/ increased C sequestration (1,865,626) (905,776) (433,447) (616,320) (32,068) (819,848) 435,313 1,723,672 2.1 M Case 2: USAID’s agricultural portfolio Nash et al. https://ccafs.cgiar.org/blog/greenhouse-gas-emission-analyses-nine-agricultural-development-projects-reveal- mitigation#.WqrhAGbMzEY 25developmentprojects,15countries,3continents Net mitigation of 2.6 MtCO2e per year
  11. 11. Low emissions development is possible . . . ~1– 3 Mt CO2e per year per program is <1% of what is needed . . . but more effort is needed
  12. 12. Agenda Introduction Meryl Richards What is low emissions development? And is it achievable? Meryl Richards More rice, less water and less greenhouse gas emissions in Colombia Abubakar Halilu Girei Optimising environmental efficiency of dairy intensification strategies for delivery of milk and beef in Costa Rica Ridha Ibidhi Discussion of first two presentations All participants Data requirement to develop higher Tier N2O emissions inventory Sebastián Vangeli Preliminary experimental results of different water and nutrient management practices for narrowing maize yield gap in Ethiopia Yohannes Gelan Regassa Discussion of second two presentations All participants Conclusion Meryl Richards
  13. 13. Webinar 2: Direct measurement approaches to investigating mitigation options in livestock systems Effect of inclusion of the foliage of Gliricidia sepium and the pods of Enterolobium cyclocarpum on methane emission in diets based on tropical grasses Isabel Cristina Molina Botero What is the effect of inhibiting methane production in the rumen on nitrogen use efficiency? Florencia Garcia Evaluation of GHG in pastures with foliar N fertilizers María De Bernardi Can pasture type influence nitrous oxide emissions from cattle manure? Banira Lombardi Tips for writing and publishing journal articles Meryl Richards May 16 13:00-14:15 (GMT)

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