Scaling up feed additives & evidence for impacts

cattle being watered at the Ghibe River in Southwestern Ethiopia

Cattle being watered at the Ghibe River in Southwestern Ethiopia

©2007 Stevie Mann, ILRI

As the livestock sector seeks to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, efforts to identify greenhouse gas emission mitigation opportunities have accelerated.

A new industry of feed additives and concentrates claiming to reduce emissions is rapidly expanding.

Yet, skepticism remains, and a lack of user-friendly synthesis of existing research has left investors and policy makers without a clear indication of feed additives’ potential. Are additives that mitigate methane available or effective? Are there any associated constraints or risks? Are they scalable?
This webinar brings together experts and industry stakeholders to address the evidence and discuss the role of additives in mitigation strategies for livestock and opportunities for scaling feed additives.

The evidence review is based on an in-depth assessment of leading compounds studied for their efficacy to mitigate methane emissions in ruminant livestock. The report is a concise resource that can guide investment and management decisions by all actors in the livestock supply chain and inform policymakers, industry investors and feed industry advisers on the effectiveness, applicability, and broader commercial issues surrounding methane reducing feed additives.

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Agenda

Item Who

Keynote talks

Evidence for efficacy and applicability of methane inhibiting feed additives for livestock

 

 

Roger S. Hegarty, New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC)

 

 

Mitigating methane in livestock systems 
 

Sinead Waters, Research Officer, Animal Genomics Molecular Biology, Teagasc – The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland

Panel discussion: 
What donors, investors, research & others need to implement & scale 

Moderator: Tim McAllister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) 

•    Maik Kindermann, DSM
•    Emilio Ungerfeld, Senior Researcher, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (Chile)
•    Anderson Oliveira, Animal Nutrition Manager, CAPUL Cooperative (Brazil)

Audience Q&A Moderated by Tim McAllister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Closing remarks Sinead Leahy, New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC) & Global Research Alliance for GHGs

 

Contributing Partners

This event is coordinated by The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT in parternship with: 
• New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC)
•  Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA)
•  The Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont 
•  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
•  United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
•  Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)