Job Opening - CCAC TEAP Agriculture (Livestock) Report Consultant

by CCAC Secretariat - 3 July, 2024
The “CCAC TEAP Agriculture (Livestock) Report Consultant” will write a report of between 30 to 40 pages, and prepare a presentation which provides a comprehensive overview of Digital Agriculture Services as a method to reduce methane intensity in the livestock sector.

This report will be prepared for COP29 in November 2024, in consultation with the TEAP Co-Chairs, Panel Members and Secretariat team members.  
The report will deliver a comprehensive overview of digital agricultural extension services as a method to abate methane, as they offer a transformative approach to disseminating knowledge and overcoming adoption barriers. 

The report will address the methane intensity abatement potential of this solution by scaling on-farm practices to improve livestock productivity through feeding, herd management, and animal husbandry. 

The report will evaluate the current state of adoption of digital agricultural extension services; identify technical barriers to scaling the technology such as internet access; address the investment cost required to scale; clearly identify whole of life costs and benefits (distinguishing between public and private); an assessment as to whether the solution stands up as a private investable opportunity and, if not, the public policy interventions that may be required to allow them to be deployed; and insights into prioritising investment opportunities. 

It would also deliver focused case studies of successful deployment of best practices.   The Report will identify key geographies where the solutions would be most effective, and should explore “archetyping” where possible, e.g., on the applicability of a particular solution for a given livestock production context (for example, pasture-based, pastoralist, confined, and smallholder) / set of geographic conditions and how this reflects context and conditions. 

It will consider whether the options being analyzed are viable in a range of country settings (with a focus on developing countries) to the extent possible and, where not, that this is clearly stated by the CCAC-TEAP. In the latter case, where possible, feasible adaptations to best practices/technologies for developing country settings should be identified/explored. 

This would help clarify for countries how a given approach and investment might be effective in a country context. To produce the report, the consultant should conduct consultations on the given topic with relevant technology providers and implementers as well as other stakeholders (to be determined with the supervisor) to make the findings as accurate and grounded in research and latest knowledge in the sector as possible.

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