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New case studies to evaluate the carbon footprint of development projects using the EX-ACT
EX-Ante Appraisal Carbon-balance tool applied

What is EX-ACT?
FAO’s EX-ACT (EX-ante Appraisal Carbon-balance) is a scoping tool that aims at providing ex-ante measurements of the impact of agriculture and forestry development projects on GHG emissions and C sequestration, indicating its effects on the Carbon-balance.


Applying EX-ACT
The EX-ACT team applied the tool to various AFrican country projects (Congo DRCEthiopia, MoroccoNigerRwanda, Uganda) to evaluate the carbon balance of aggregated agriculture sector strategies and policy options.


The studies estimate the impact of each project’s activities on greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration demonstrating that the recommended agricultural practices can be twofold with respect to climate change: actions aiming at improving resilience to climate change (adaptation) and actions that have a beneficial impact on carbon sequestration (mitigation), while supporting rural development.

  • The Carbon Footprint of the Agricultural Growth Project (AGP) in Ethiopia, EASYPol Module 118
  • Initial Results of the Carbon Balance Appraisal on the Agriculture Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services (ATAAS) Project in Uganda, EASYPol Module 119
  • First Results of Carbon Balance Appraisal on the Agriculture Rehabilitation and Recovery Support Project (ARRSP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), EASYPol Module 120
  • The Carbon Balance of the World Bank-financed Land Husbandry, Water Harvesting and Hillside Irrigation (LWH) Project of the Government of Rwanda, EASYPol Module 121
  • The Carbon Balance of Selected “Plan Maroc Vert” projects, EASYPol Module 122
  • Carbon Balance of “Plan Maroc Vert” Roadmap Strategy (2010-2030), EASYPol Module 123 
  • Evaluation carbone exploratoire du “Programme d’Action Communautaire – Résilience au Changement Climatique” au Niger, EASYPol Module 124

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