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What We’ve Been Overlooking in the Great Debate on Livestock

In this guest post, FAO Livestock Development Officer Anne Mottet outlines new research that reveals humans and livestock do not compete for earth’s resources as much as previously thought. Natural resources are finite as we cannot expand the Earth boundaries. But we are every day more people on the planet and food security is still a number one issue. The livestock sector is often cited as being particularly burdensome on the environment. In addition to the methane gas livestock emits, ...

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Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture Summit

15th – 16th May 2018 Nairobi, Kenya The objective of the Africa Climate-Smart Agriculture Summit is to provide an opportunity for cross-sector networking and knowledge exchange that is competent and neutral, technical and commercial by bringing together all stakeholders, including regional governments and policy makers, private sector and research organisations, UN agencies and civil society. By providing keynote addresses, panel discussions and interactive roundtable sessions, the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Summit enables debate on sustainable agricultural transformation and innovations in ...

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