New! Livestock

In this section, you may find new materials that have been published on the ‘Livestock’ topic since the date of the event. We continually select major new publications and articles that add up to the policy points discussed in the briefing:

FAO Outlines Strategies for Livestock Production Emissions Mitigation
12 June 2013, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report on technical options for the mitigation of non-carbon dioxide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions livestock production.
The report, titled ‘Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Livestock Production: A Review of Technical Options for non-CO2 Emissions,’ provides a review of over 900 publications focusing on nutritional and manure management strategies to reduce emissions of non-carbon dioxide GHGs in livestock production, such as methane (enteric or from manure) and nitrous oxide. Based on this review, the report provides options for mitigation through feeding management, manure management, and enhancement of animal productivity. It also provides specific recommendations for different management systems.

Balancing livestock roles: Key actions to improve livestock systems
CGIAR, April 2013
This article in the journal Animal reviews the positive and negative roles of livestock in the developing world. Authored by several ILRI staff, the paper also discusses ‘key factors that are likely to determine the future contribution of the sector to food security, environmental protection and economic growth.’ It proposes actions for improving different aspects of livestock systems so that the positive roles outweigh the negatives.

Livestock sector development for poverty reduction: an economic and policy perspective
FAO, 2012
This evidence-based analysis highlights the role that the livestock sector can play in sustaining livelihoods and spurring economic growth. However, it warns that the specific context of each country means that a blueprint approach to policy and institutional change does not work: Identifying the most appropriate institutional and policy reform requires making space for experimentation and learning from the associated successes and failures.

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