The Manure Knowledge Kiosk is one of the tangible outputs of the Livestock and Manure Management Component (LMMC) of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition. It has been developed in 2015 with contributions of several global project partners.
The Manure Knowledge Kiosk is a tool to provide the resources, knowledge and connections to help the global livestock sector turn integrated manure management opportunities and ideas into practice change.
Manure management practices vary widely according to geographic region, socio-economic conditions, and agricultural practices. As a result policies, technologies and institutional arrangements needed to catalyse practice change will differ across regions.
Livestock and Manure Management Component
The Livestock and Manure Management Component (LMMC) of the CCAC Agriculture Initiative has been implemented by Wageningen Livestock Research from June 2014 until June 2016.
The primary objectives of the Livestock and Manure Management Component (LMMC) were:
- to integrate manure management practices into livestock systems,
- to improve existing practices to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and other harmful emissions to the environment,
- to capture methane as an energy source, and
- to optimize nutrient utilization for crop production by managing and removing barriers to action with a view toward enhancing food security and sustainable development.
- Coordinated efforts among key stakeholders to reduce emissions of SLCPs have been facilitated by:
- Raising awareness of manure management options at the level of policy, private sector and farmers organizations through outreach and communication;
- Establishing an Advisory Board of leading international institutions to provide strategic guidance;
- Establishing a Central Hub and three Regional Centres, working in close collaboration, to identify opportunities and conduct work in regions, build networks and partnerships, gather information, and implement projects;
- Establishing networks to exchange manure management information, connect people, and forge partnerships;
- Establishing a roster of experts to provide targeted technical assistance and training, analysis and practical implementation and policy support, relying heavily on co-financing and in-kind resources from partners;
- Launching projects and partnerships to improve manure management by providing information, experts, knowledge exchange, and access to resources;
- Establishing an internet-based information infrastructure to serve as a searchable repository for global and regional knowledge on manure management.Together these activities have helped policymakers, practitioners and other key stakeholders acquire, share, and disseminate knowledge and leverage new and existing resource bases and institutions to enable the adoption of improved manure management practices at the regional, national, and local level.
- Central Hub in Rome, Italy
- Wageningen University & Research centre
- Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- Regional Centre South & East Asia in Bangkok, Thailand
- Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
- Regional Centre Sub-Sahara Africa in Nairobi, Kenya
- International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
- Regional Centre Central & South America in Turrialba, Costa Rica
- Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE)