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AIC welcomes FAO report on livestock production and climate change

TheAgricultural Industries Confederation, which recently launched the Feed AdviserRegister (FAR) welcomes a new global report that highlights how both livestockefficiency can be improved and climate change impact reduced, provided bestpractice on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions is communicatedeffectively. 

 

TheUnited Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has published a report Tackling Climate Change through Livestock whichprovides an in-depth assessment of the potential effects of livestockproduction on climate change.

 

Oneof the key findings, at a global level, is the need to communicate bestpractice on ways to minimise greenhouse gas emissions, says George Perrott,Head of AICs Feed Sector.

 

Thisis exactly why FAR has been launched. UK governments recognised the potentialto mitigate greenhouse gas emissions through implementing new techniqueson-farm and the industry has responded with a voluntary scheme that iswell-received and supported by the trade across the British Isles.

 

Bymid-October, the number of entries on the Register were approaching 1,000.

 

Theuptake reflects the UK feed industrys commitment to the Register, says JohnKelley, Managing Director of AIC Services which operates FAR. FAO highlightsthe challenges of rising demand for meat products and the consequent threat ofrising GHG emissions, especially in least affluent countries.

 

ThroughFAR, we will be able to contribute to efficient livestock production using theUKs excellence in science and technology combined with the professionalism ofadvisers with, at all times, consideration to the environment.  

 

 


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