Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP)


CDFA’s Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) provides financial assistance for the implementation of non-digester manure management practices in California, which will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

What is the alternative manure management program?

CDFA’s Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) provides financial assistance for the implementation of non-digester manure management practices in California, which will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

What is an alternative manure management practice?

Alternative manure management practices involve handling and storing manure in ways that don't include use of an anaerobic digester, and support management of manure in a dry form. Currently, eligible practices for funding through AMMP include: pasture-based management; alternative manure treatment and storage (such as compost bedded pack barns); and solid separation or conversion from flush to scrape in conjunction with some form of drying or composting of collected manure.

How is AMMP Funded?

CDFA receives funding from the California Climate Investments program for methane emissions reductions from dairy and livestock operations.

What have been the benefits?

The 114 AMMP incentive projects funded so far are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 1.1 million metric tons of CO2e over 5 years.

Does the AMMP fund Demonstration projects?

AMMP Demonstration Projects funds two types of projects:

  1. AMMP Demonstration Projects – New Technologies and Practices will fund projects that demonstrate to a wide audience innovation in the implementation of diverse manure management practices that reduce methane emissions and maximize environmental co-benefits on California dairy and livestock operations.
  2. AMMP Demonstration Projects – Advancing Practices Farmer-To-Farmer will fund projects that demonstrate through farmer-to-farmer outreach, the manure management practices that reduce methane emissions and maximize environmental co-benefits on California dairy and livestock operations.

More information can be found on the AMMP Demonstration Project page.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have questions about CDFA's alternative manure management and dairy methane reduction programs, please email cdfa.oefi_ammp_tech@Cdfa.ca.gov.

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