Eco-competitive Livestock sector
|Type of action||Not known|
|Submitted to UNFCCC registry||Yes|
|Start of initiative||2013|
|Financing and support details|
|Financing status||Not known|
|Financing received to-date||
|Principal source of financing||Not known|
|Principal type of financing||Not known|
|Capacity building required||Unknown|
|Technology transfer required||Unknown|
|Proponent(s)||Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG)|
|Organization providing technical support||United nations Development Program in costa rica|
Giovanna Valverde, Director of International Affairs
e-mail: Telephone: (++506) 2232-1949; 2231-6338 Website: http://www.mag.go.cr
United nations Development Program in Costa Rica contact Person: Damiano Borgogno e-mail: Telephone: (++506) 2296-1544, ext. 2112 Website: www.pnud.or.cr
A more eco-competitive livestock sector through low emission and transformational production practices
Activities: (2013 - 2028)
The Livestock Farms NAMA proposed incorporates within its scope beef, dairy and double purpose livestock activities in farms, within the entirety of the national territory dedicated to this economic activity.
The NAMA has the goal to implement mitigation measures in 80% of applicable farms nationally in a fifteen-year period through two stages:
1. Pilot phase (until 2021) - implementation of measures in 10% (approx 4000) of farms.
2. Second stage (until 2028) - Up-scaled implementation of measures to 80% of farms, adoption of MRV system, and strengthening of capacities.
> Improved fertilization plans
> Rotational grazing / live fences: separating the pasture area to allow for rotating the herds to the next space at least every two or three days allows the pastures to grow healthier, and the soils to capture more carbon. Additionally, the separation of the areas will be done with live fences, which consist of live trees used as the pillars for wired fences, allowing for the fences themselves to be a source of carbon capture.
> Improvement of pastures: By improving the pasture species, not only will more carbon be captured by the pastures themselves and the soils as their roots are bigger, but also the diets of the herds are improved. These improved diets in turn reduce enteric fermentation, increase productivity and increase reproduction rates. success of improved pastures increases when accompanied by rotational grazing.
> Silvopastoral systems: These involve the planting of trees within the pasture areas to provide shadow for the herds and in turn, capture carbon. They also imply a growth of forested areas and arborization (forest plantations, fruit trees, etc.) within the farms.
> Other feasible and relevant measures such as Manure Management and Genetics, as well as wider supply chain activities including distribution, slaughterhouses and others, are being included within the Livestock LcDs and their inclusion within this nAMA framework is being analysed for initial or future stages
Impact and MRV
|Cumulative GHG reductions: 12.9 MtCO2e|
Implementation of the full list of measures, in approximately 80% of livestock farms is forecast to mitigate 12.9 MtCO2 during a fifteen year period.
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No MRV plan has been defined