Climate Change

Technical assistance to World Bank funded operations on the topic of livestock and climate change

The project supports three World Bank operations in Kenya, Niger and the 5 other Sahelian countries of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso and Chad. It aims to build technical capacities of World Bank project teams on climate change and help mainstreaming Climate-Smart Agriculture principles into livestock investments.

The outcomes of the project will help World Bank better account for climate co-benefits in livestock investments. They will also inform national climate strategies by providing evidence on the role of livestock for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The technical assistance provided by FAO includes training on low-emission development strategies for livestock through the use of the Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model-interactive (GLEAM-i). GLEAM-i is a tool that estimates livestock GHG emissions following a life cycle assessment approach. It uses the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Tier 2 methodology and generates baseline and improved scenarios of herd management (including reproduction and health), feeding and manure management systems.

The project is part of the FAO programme of work on technical assistance to funding institutions on low carbon livestock investments.


Countries and World Bankoperations:

·        Mauritania, Senegal, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad: Regional Sahel Pastoralism Support Project II (PRAPS II)

·        Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP)

·        Kenya - National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP)

·        Climate Smart Agriculture Support Project (PASEC)

Related publications:

The role of animal health in National Climate Commitments

Related links

Innovative tools for more sustainable and low-carbon livestock investment


More information:

●       GLEAM resources

●       GLEAM-i tool



●       Anne Mottet, Livestock Development Officer [email protected]

 ●      Félix Teillard, Livestock and climate change specialist [email protected]