Research on livestock and the environment

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The livestock and the environment flagship works towards a reduced environmental footprint and enhanced positive ecosystem services from livestock systems that are adapted to environmental change. It:

  • Assesses the environmental sustainability, efficiency and adaptability of livestock production technologies
  • Optimizes natural resource use and enhance the provision of ecosystem services – exploring, testing and disseminating innovative livestock management solutions with end users
  • Develops and supports improved institutions and other governance mechanisms for environmental solutions
  • Unique role: to contribute evidence to the global debate on livestock and the environment that is particular to the developing world; and using field research to provide context-specific solutions


8. What are the most promising livestock research solutions or interventions we need to discover – or deliver – to meet the world’s environmental challenges? How do we achieve these?

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