Objective 1

To improve the methodologies available to national inventory compilers to estimate the direct and indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from livestock production systems, with a particular emphasis on manure management and grassland management.

Objective 2

To assist inventory compilers in estimating and documenting the impact of mitigation measures relevant to livestock production systems on the emissions reported within national inventories.

Objective 3

To provide improved algorithms and emission factors for use in farm-scale GHG decision support systems (DSSs).

Objective 4

To develop an open-access prototype farm-scale GHG DSS.

Objective 5

To improve methods to assess the costs and savings associated with mitigation measures at the farm and national scales.