Twenty-two researchers from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) institutes, State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF) participated in a lecture series and hands-on training program focused on methane emissions in the livestock sector from 26-28 October. The training was co-hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and ICAR at the National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP), Bengaluru.
In late August this year, Habibar Rahman, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) regional representative for South Asia met Shri Parshottam Rupala Ji, minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MoFAH&D) in India, to submit a letter to impress upon the G-20 countries for the support of animal health and welfare globally.
Indian livestock experts who are working to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission from the livestock sector recently benefited from a recent training workshop on assessing and reducing the impact methane emissions from cattle in the country.
On 22 December 2017 animal and human health experts gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam to discuss ways of disseminating the findings and recommendations of a ‘Surveillance and early-warning systems for climate-sensitive diseases in Vietnam and Laos’, or Pestforecast project.
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‘Better-fed animals have lower emissions intensities’, said Polly Ericksen, a senior scientist and program leader of Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), during a regional workshop on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies’ in Manila, Philippines on 2-4 June 2015.
For people living in absolute poverty and chronic hunger, the solution is not to rid the world of livestock, but to find ways to farm animals more efficiently and more sustainably