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Table 3 Estimates of methane gas emissions from enteric fermentation in CO2e

From: Greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sink potential in Eastern Africa rangeland ecosystems: A review

Livestock production systems Emissions in CO2e
Tanzania Ethiopia Kenya Somalia
Mixed rainfed agriculture in arid areas 5750 5250   
Livestock grazing in arid areas   3750 4000 4500
Mixed rainfed agriculture in humid areas 4250    
  1. Adopted from Herrero et al. (2008). A quantity of GHG can be expressed as CO2e by multiplying the amount of the GHG by its “global warming potential” (or “GWP”). If 1kg of methane is emitted, this can be expressed as 25kg of CO2e (1kg CH4 × 25 = X kg CO2e). Data for rainfed in arid areas of Kenya and Somalia and data for grazing in arid areas of Tanzania are missing. Likewise, data for humid areas in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are not available