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Smallholder livestock production and greenhouse gases: getting the bigger picture in assessing the estimates

In a journal article published in June 2014, the authors explore how to account for multi-functionality within the life cycle assessment (LCA) method to assess the contribution of livestock production to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The study which was carried out in a smallholder dairy setup in Kenya was premised on the backdrop that most LCA studies allocate GHG emissions of livestock marketable inputs only, while in smallholder systems livestock provide several products and services besides the marketable products. Continue reading