Focused on reducing the emissions intensity of livestock production systems and increasing the quantity of carbon stored in soils supporting those systems.

The Group has identified the following vision for its livestock-related research activities:

  1. Increase agriculture production with lower emissions:  Feeding the world within the carrying capacity of earth
  2. Improve global cooperation in research & technology: Accelerate/strengthen knowledge and technology development that would not happen without the Alliance
  3. Work with farmers and partners to provide knowledge:  Develop relevant mitigation options and strengthen productivity and resilience of food systems

For a downloadable summary of the Livestock Research Group’s work and major achievements, please click here

Livestock group co-chairs

Dr Harry Clark

New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre

New Zealand

harry.clark@nzagrc.org.nz

Dr Martin Scholten

Wageningen UR

Netherlands

martin.scholten@wur.nl

Participating Countries

Africa

Ghana

Americas

Argentina

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Mexico

Peru

United States of America

Uruguay

Asia Pacific

Australia

China

Indonesia

Japan

Malaysia

New Zealand

Philippines

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Vietnam

Europe

Belgium

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Ireland

Italy

Lithuania

Netherlands

Norway

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Work plan

The Livestock Research Group has a well-developed collaborative work plan focussed on six key areas of activities as shown in the diagram and elaborated below.LRG workplan diagram

Understanding the current research landscape
Building capability
Good practice guidance & methodologies
Research networks & databases
Collaborative research
Policy support & links to international initiatives

Success stories in reducing emissions intensity

A new area of work for the Group is documenting countries’ successes in reducing on-farm emissions intensity of livestock production at the same time as addressing other concerns related to increasing productivity, increasing resource use efficiency, or reducing other externalities of their livestock systems. These case studies showcase the diversity of approaches being employed across different livestock systems and scales (national, state and local).

Group newsletters

The Livestock Research Group Newsletter is published quarterly. Regular features in the newsletter include updates from the research networks of the Livestock Research Group, capability building opportunities and articles on projects being undertaken in member countries.