Draft Methodology Development

Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, forestry, and other land use (AFOLU)

Development ID#



Under Development

The proposed methodology incentivizes improved practices and land-sparing in grassland-based beef cattle production. Eligible land areas are those undergoing agricultural land expansion and grassland degradation. The methodology proposes to credit reductions in the GHG emissions intensity of cattle production. A performance benchmark method is proposed for additionality assessment and for the crediting baseline. Eligible project activities must include at least one practice that increases grassland and cattle productivity and may also include other activities that increase cattle productivity.


The proposed methodology is being developed by the Institute of Forest and Agricultural Management and Certification (IMAFLORA) (opens on external site), and is currently at “Step 3: Draft Methodology Development” of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF).

Stakeholders interested in collaborating during methodology development or developing projects that this methodology might enable are encouraged to contact Please include the Methodology Development ID# CN0114 in the subject line.