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A number of studies have suggested that addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agricultural
production, or ‘supply-side emissions’, will be insufficient to reduce agri-food sector GHG emissions to limit
the increase of global temperatures to well below 2o
C. Recent studies have also suggested that ‘demandside
measures’ related to food consumption, food value chains, and food loss and waste, will be necessary
to reduce emissions and may have a larger technical mitigation potential than supply-side measures.
Rwanda, Africa, Eastern Africa
Rwanda’s variable and changing climate is an increasingly serious challenge to the country’s
agricultural sector and farming population. Climate information services are emerging as a
means to support farmers to manage risk and provide an opportunity to build the resilience of
agriculture to climate at all time scales. Climate services include historical, monitored and
forecast information, and value-added information products such pest and disease risk
warnings, crop yield forecasts, or management advisories. The new Rwanda Climate Services
Burkina Faso, Mali, Africa, Western Africa
The livestock sector is one of the major contributors in agriculture, by some estimates
contributing up to 18% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Of this, about one
third is reported to be due to land use change associated with livestock production, another
one third is nitrous oxide from manure and slurry management, and roughly 25% is attributed
to methane emissions from ruminant digestion. Recent analysis suggests that developing
world regions contribute about two thirds of the global emissions from ruminants, with sub-
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