Ex Ante Appraisal Carbon-Balance Tool (EX-ACT) 

EX-ACT is an Excel-based model that provides ex-ante estimations of the impact of agriculture and forestry development projects, programs, and policies on net carbon emissions. It can be applied to a wide range of development projects from all AFOLU sub-sectors, including projects on climate change mitigation, sustainable land management, watershed development, production intensification, food security, livestock, forest management, or land use change. The tool helps project designers to estimate and prioritize project activities with high benefits in economic and climate change mitigation terms.

Region: Global
Sectors and Topics: Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use, Oceans and Coasts
Scale: National, Sub-national
Expertise Level: Practitioner
Resource Type: Analysis Tools
Cost: No
Inputs Needed: Type of vegetation Previous land uses of the project area Total forest area before/after project Crop production technique types Enteric fermentation rates Land degradation rates Fire occurrence Soil degradation Peat extraction Fertilizer lime and pesticide usage Energy consumption Irrigation Road building
Outputs Provided: Main output: C-balance resulting from project activities. Estimates of the impact of agriculture and forestry development projects programs and policies on the carbon-balance. Equivalent tonnes of CO2 per hectare and year.
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Other
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