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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

Our Speakers:

Manuel Lainez is a reseacher at National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology | INIA.

José Dubeux is professor at Forage Agronomy, University of Florida.

Diwakar Vyas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida.

Support material:

Carbon footprint of beef cattle systems in the Southeast United States | DOI: 10.20517/cf.2022.16

Water footprint, herbage, and livestock responses for nitrogen-fertilized grass and grass–legume grazing systems | DOI: 10.1002/csc2.20568

The combined effects of supplementing monensin and 3-nitrooxypropanol on methane emissions, growth rate, and feed conversion efficiency in beef cattle fed high-forage and high-grain diets | DOI: 10.1093/jas/sky174

Our Speakers:

Alejandro Belanche is Researcher at the University of Zaragoza (Spain)

Pekka Huhtanen is senior Advisor at Natural Resource Institute Finland (Luke)

Henrique Ramos is consultant for the Blue Economy

Support material:

Effects and mode of action of chitosan and ivy fruit saponins on the microbiome, fermentation and methanogenesis in the rumen simulation technique | DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiv160

Between-cow variation in the components of feed efficiency | DOI: 10.3168/jds.2020-18257

The effects of energy metabolism variables on feed efficiency in respiration chamber studies with lactating dairy cows | DOI: 10.3168/jds.2020-18259

Between-cow variation in the components of feed efficiency | DOI: 10.3168/jds.2020-19370

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