Ruminant livestock are responsible for 80% of agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with cattle contributing most of these emissions through enteric fermentation and manure management. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries recognize the need for adaptation to climate change and mitigation through reduction of GHG emissions, as evidenced by the targets to reduce emissions in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). To better identify policies and measures that align national climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts and livestock development objectives, there is need for more advanced methods of compiling livestock GHG inventories.

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