Article / Climate Change / Environment / ILRI / Livestock Systems / SLS

What is needed to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of livestock?

Writing in the November 2014 issue of Rural 21, Uta Dickhöfer, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl and David Pelster explain that while livestock production is responsible for a large amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions there are numerous approaches to reduce these emissions and thus lower environmental pollution caused by livestock husbandry. Continue reading

Agriculture / CCAFS / Climate Change / East Africa / Farming Systems / ILRI40 / SLS

Improving greenhouse gas emission estimates from livestock in smallholder farming systems

This poster, prepared for the Tropentag 2014 conference, presents information on a systems approach used by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to characterise land-use and livestock production and to show how different management strategies and systems affect GHG emission rates. Continue reading