Project summary

GFarm for LIFE brings together key stakeholders from science, business, public and state sectors to jointly implement and develop a project which aims to develop a systematic ecosystem model for a more accurate and reliable assessment and register of GHG in agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector and design a framework for a national carbon absorption certification and monitoring.

The specialness of our project is that its actions take place directly in parallel with the upcoming EC regulations, allowing direct involvement in the process and helping design a national strategy that would have the potential to be an example in Europe.

Policy implication

Engage key government authorities and policymakers from ministries of agriculture and environment and other stakeholders to identify future regulatory requirements, processes, emerging issues, needs and how the GFarm project can directly contribute.

To jointly develop and adapt Lithuania’s national GHG assessment and Carbon Removal Certification strategy.


Strategic Challenge: Achieving national and EU climate change mitigation and adaptation targets by enabling systemic change in part of Lithuania’s AFOLU sector and governance regarding GHG emission reduction and implementing carbon farming initiatives.

  • Lack of common procedures and holistic approaches for AFOLU sectors’ climate impact assessment at scale.
  • The technological ecosystem for GHG emission and sequestration monitoring, accounting, and informed decision-making within the AFOLU sector is underdeveloped.
  • Insufficient positive incentives to promote behavioural change within the AFOLU sector and support the transition towards carbon farming practices.


Holistic Methodology

Objective #1

To develop, pilot and validate holistic methodologies and streamlined procedures for GHG emission and sequestration assessment for the Lithuanian AFOLU sector at local (farm), regional and national levels

GHG Monitoring Database And Carbon Register

Objective #2

To collect, update and validate soil and forestry monitoring databases at the local – farm/land site, regional – different country area and national -Lithuania levels as a framework for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) structure

Data Calculation And Measuring Technological Infrastructure

Objective #3

To develop, pilot and implement a common technological infrastructure and cross-platform digital tools for GHG balance monitoring, accounting, data exchange and governance for the agriculture sector

Recommendations For Promoting A Carbon Farming System

Objective #4

To establish and pilot an incentives framework at the national level for reducing the climate impact of the Lithuanian AFOLU sector based on market principles (by encouraging additional investment), policy guidelines and farmer behavioural change


The list of public deliverables

WP No. Name Leader
WP2 D2.1 Best practices Report VMU
WP4 D4.1 Activity Report on the development of digital tools for GHG emission and carbon sequestration monitoring ART
WP5 D5.2 Carbon farming MRV system ART
WP6 D6.1 Demonstration & End-user Evaluation DOJUS
WP6 D6.2 Performance Evaluation and Impact Report AFL
WP7 D7.1 Strategy to transfer the system to another country / sector NPA
WP7 D7.2 Project’s visual identity and Dedicated project page on the beneficiaries’ websites AFL

Supported and Co-financed:


Project number: 101112894
Project acronym: GFarm for LIFE
Type of action: LIFE Project Grants

Granting authority: European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
Project starting date: 1 June 2023
Project end date: 31 May 2026
Project duration: 36 months
Overall Budget: 2 670 278.09 Eur