Are women able to benefit from their cattle ownership? A recent study by SLU researcher Andrea Petitt shows how they can do it. Cattle are often portrayed as a male affair in Botswana. However, venturing out into the Kalahari countryside to scratch the surface of this state of affairs, another picture emerges.
New paper by Stockholm Environment Institute reviews existing methods for assessing livestock water resource use, recognizing that water plays a vital role in global food supply and that livestock production systems consumes a large amount of the available water resources.
What is climate friendly food? That is the question that me and my fellow students asked when we started to work on a project for one of the agronomy course at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The project was about modifying commonly cooked recipes so they have lower carbon footprint.
Presented by Christel Cederberg - Department of Energy and Environment. Chalmers University - Gothenburg at Agri4D 2015
In October 2014, the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to conduct a study on Sustainable Agricultural Development for Food Security and Nutrition, including the role of Livestock. The findings of this study will feed into CFS 43 Plenary session (October 2016).
On August 30, 2015 Jose Graziano da Silva, FAO Director General together with Elizabeth Backteman, the Swedish State Secretary for Rural Affairs visited the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU in Uppsala. The focus of the visit was to exchange knowledge about ways to reduce the use of antibiotics in global livestock and aquaculture production.
Despite scientific advances around climate impacts, how livestock will be affected is still a relatively uncharted scientific territory.
SLU has signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with the CGIAR research programme Livestock and Fish.
Manure Knowledge Kiosk (MKK) kicks off its regional activity in 2015, participating in the Dairy Asia meeting, sensitizing policy-makers and key stakeholders in the region whilst building awareness of the benefits of integrated manure management for sustainable livestock.
Clearly, interactions between livestock and people can pose high public health risks. However, keeping animals for food production is an undeniable part of human reality.