Estimating Emissions & Other Impacts

Estimating and measuring emissions from small-scale agriculture is a tedious process that relies on methods customized to the product, location, value chain and farm management practices. At the same time, these measurements and estimates must be comparable with data from other farms around the world producing different crops and livestock. These methods also vary in precision, complexity and accuracy, as well as data types required. Collecting the data is also time-consuming and expensive.

This section provides resources to navigate different methods and approaches to estimate agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from sources and sinks and develop systems to monitor, report and verify (MRV) emissions and mitigation for low-emissions agriculture development.

This section highlights key resources to estimate mitigation in the agriculture sector, especially in developing countries.

Click on the Overview page for each section to get a general idea of that topic.