The primary sources of methane emissions from agriculture are livestock enteric fermentation, livestock waste management, rice cultivation, and agricultural waste burning. Of these, livestock waste management offers the most viable, near-term opportunities for methane recovery and utilization.

The GMI Agriculture Subcommittee is dedicated to reducing the impacts of climate change by providing international leadership to mitigate global methane emissions through the abatement, recovery, and use of methane from agricultural sources. The Subcommittee promotes collaboration between delegates from Partner Countries and Project Network members to build capacity, develop strategies and markets, and remove barriers to methane mitigation project development in order to increase environmental quality, improve rural livelihoods, strengthen the economy, and expand opportunities for renewable energy production and use.

Partner Sector Action Plans

The GMI Steering Committee approved revised Partner Sector Action Plans – Suggested Elements (PDF, 3 pp, 139 KB) in July 2013. Country representatives are encouraged to use this guidance in updating existing plans or in developing new plans. Please submit revised or new plans to the Administrative Support Group for inclusion on this page.

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