Article originally by Shan Goodwin, Farmonline National FROM manipulating the diets of cattle to actually modifying animal rumens, the science coming down the pipeline is showing it is possible to change the methane profile of the livestock industry. Delivering the much-touted carbon neutral red meat industry within the next decade certainly appears possible, judging by…

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Article originally by Mark Phelps, Queensland Country Life LIVESTOCK hold massive potential for lifting entire populations out of poverty but genetics, health and feed remain major barriers to achieving meaningful change to animal production systems in developing countries. Alfred de Vries, who leads the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s animal production R&D program, said the…

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Article originally by Peter Windsor, Isabel MacPhillamy, Francesca Earp In our efforts to understanding how to improve livelihoods in rural SE Asia & regional food security, we are assisting the transition of some subsistence smallholder farmers from poverty to a more viable and sustainable livelihood through investing in improved livestock productivity. This work is focused…

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Article originally by Sandra Laville, The Guardian Growing concern about the climate crisis and the “Greta Thunberg effect” are driving huge increases in individuals and businesses choosing to offset their emissions by investing in carbon-reducing projects in developing countries. NGOs and organisations involved in carbon offsetting have seen as much as a fourfold increase in…

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