Gold Standard registration of the African Biogas Carbon Programme

Gold Standard registration of the African Biogas Carbon Programme

Animal manure is fed into the biogas digester to produce biogas for cooking, and bio-slurry as an organic fertiliser.

Animal manure is fed into the biogas digester to produce biogas for cooking, and bio-slurry an an organic fertiliser. Copyright: Hilda Galt

Climate Focus is happy to announce the Gold Standard registration of the African Biogas Carbon Programme of Activities ( ABC PoA). The ABC PoA supports the implementation of the African Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP, hyperlink here), which disseminates biogas technologies for domestic use. This enables farming households to move away from the use of woodfuel, charcoal and fossil fuels for cooking and instead to shift to clean, renewable biogas. The programme significantly reduces indoor air pollution, thereby improving the health of women and children who spend much of their time in the kitchen. An organic fertilizer is also produced that can be used to improve soil quality at the farm, helping to generate additional income through improved crops. The Gold Standard programme is currently operating in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

 

Farming households can move away from the use of unsustainable woodpile, charcoal and fossil fuels for cooking and instead shift to clean, renewable biogas

The application of organic fertiliser helps to improve soil quality for crops. Copyright: Hilda Galt

The Programme is financially supported by the Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation. Funds are channelled through Hivos, which carries out the role of fund and programme manager, operating from Nairobi.

All project documentation is available from the Gold Standard’s registry at this hyperlink.