Livestock and climate change
From Tara Garnett at the Food and Climate Research Network:
The November 2011 edition of the Livestock Exchange brief by the International Livestock Research Institute explored ‘Livestock and Climate Change’.
Philip Thornton, Mario Herrero and Polly Ericksen prepared an issue brief on the relations between climate change and livestock systems in developing countries. The authors outline ways that greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced from livestock systems through technologies, policies and incentives. They also discuss options that livestock keepers can adopt to adapt to climate change and cope with increasing climate variability. These include technological (drought-tolerant fodder crops), behavioural (changes in dietary choice), managerial (different livestock management practices), and policy (market and infrastructural development) options.
The brief can be downloaded below.