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FAO Outlines Strategies for Livestock Production Emissions Mitigation

FAO12 June 2013: 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. [FAO Press Release] [Publication: Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Livestock Production: A Review of Technical Options for non-CO2 Emissions]