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September 26, 2013

Aerial view of livestock. ©SIE-Masterfile

Major cuts of greenhouse gas emissions from livestock within reach

Wider use of already-existing best practices and technologies could significantly help sector reduce outputs of global warming gases
Greenhouse gas emissions by the livestock sector could be cut by as much as 30 percent through the wider use of existing best practices and technologies, according to a new study released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The report, Tackling climate change through livestock: A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities, represents the most comprehensive estimate made to-date of livestock’s contribution to global warming – as well as the sector’s potential to help tackle the problem. [...]

  in action
coverGreenhouse gas emissions from pig and chicken supply chains - A global life cycle assessment
coverGreenhouse gas emissions from ruminant supply chains - A global life cycle assessment
  from the field
chicken FAO launches emergency projects to fight H7N9 avian flu
Infographic - Livestock data as an input into policy and sector advocacy: the case of Tanzania
magazine coverYou might like the FAO Animal Feeding Magazine now on Flipboard
livestockPhotogallery - Livestock in Burundi


23-27 September > Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
OHCEA First International One Health Conference
25-27 September > Padova, Italy
8th European Poultry Genetics Symposium (ESPG)
30 September - 1 October > Utrecht, the Netherlands
International Workshop on Feed Risk Assessment – Chemical Safety
15-17 October > Ottawa, Canada
4th Multi-stakeholder meeting, Global Agenda of Actions for Sustainable Livestock Sector Development

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