Climate change mitigation:
Feeding animals better and enhancing rangeland productivity through better pasture management along with other interventions to improve productivity can significantly reduce unit emissions.
Large scope to reduce greenhouse gas emissions exists through increased livestock productivity (measured per unit of livestock product). Enhancing rangeland productivity through better pasture management and use of higher productivity animals can significantly reduce unit emissions. Biogas digester plants on small dairy farms can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from manure. Climate change mitigation policies should aim to enhance the efficiency of livestock production. Funding should be channeled to the livestock sector to facilitate adoption of appropriate productivity-increasing technologies.
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