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“In 2017, agriculture was shown to be responsible for 8.7% of greenhouse gas emissions. These gases add to those naturally present in the atmosphere, reinforcing the greenhouse effect with direct consequences for global warming. In order to combat this problem, there is an urgent need to adopt more sustainable practices and lower or zero carbon footprint. The proper management of animal feed, pastures and effluents allows reducing the emission of greenhouse gases associated with agriculture and livestock. These management practices, combined with the introduction of structural changes in production systems may be the answer to control the evolution of missions associated with this sector.”


Silva, R., Grácio, J., Moreira, S., Serra, N., & Chagas, R. (2022). Práticas para a Mitigação do Impacto da Agropecuária nas Alterações Climáticas. Revista Portuguesa De Zootecnia, 7(1), 1-17. | Link

Our Speakers:

Şeyda Özkan is a Livestock systems and climate change expert at FAO

David Yanez-Ruiz is senior scientist at Estación Experimental del Zaidín, CSIC.

Coralia Manzanilla-Pech is asistant professor at Center for Quantitative Genetics & Genomics.

Support material:

Cameroon moves towards low-carbon livestock systems | Link 

The role of animal health in national climate commitments | Link

Estimating the environmental impact of the Regeneration of Landscapes and Livelihoods (ROLL) project in Lesotho | Link

Low carbon livestock development in Kyrgyzstan. Quantifying the future impact of the Regional Resilient Pastoral Communities Project on greenhouse gas emissions | Link 

Full adoption of the most effective strategies to mitigate methane emissions by ruminants can help meet the 1.5 °C target by 2030 but not 2050 | DOI: 10.1073/pnas.211129411

Breeding for reduced methane emission and feed-efficient Holstein cows: An international response  | DOI: 10.3168/jds.2020-19889

Selecting for Feed Efficient Cows Will Help to Reduce Methane Gas Emissions  | DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2022.885932