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Webinar: Scaling up feed additives & evidence for impacts

May 19, 2022 @ 7:00 am 8:00 am New Zealand

As the livestock sector seeks to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, efforts to identify greenhouse gas emission mitigation opportunities have accelerated. A new industry of feed additives and concentrates claiming to reduce emissions is rapidly expanding.

Yet, skepticism remains, and a lack of user-friendly synthesis of existing research has left investors and policy makers without a clear indication of feed additives’ potential. Are additives that mitigate methane available or effective? Are there any associated constraints or risks? Are they scalable?

This webinar brings together experts and industry stakeholders to address the evidence and discuss the role of additives in mitigation strategies for livestock and opportunities for scaling feed additives.

The discussion is based on an in-depth assessment of leading compounds studied for their efficacy to mitigate methane emissions in ruminant livestock. The report is a concise resource that can guide investment and management decisions by all actors in the livestock supply chain and inform policymakers, industry investors and feed industry advisers on the effectiveness, applicability, and broader commercial issues surrounding methane reducing feed additives.


Welcome & openingLini Wollenberg, Climate and Food Specialist, Alliance of Bioversity International & CIAT, One CGIAR  
Keynote talks
Evidence for efficacy and applicability of methane inhibiting feed additives for livestock

Mitigating methane in livestock systems

Roger S. Hegarty, New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC)  

Sinead Waters, Research Officer, Animal Genomics Molecular Biology, Teagasc – The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland
Panel discussion:

What donors, investors, research & others need to implement & scale
Moderator: Tim McAllister, Principal Research Scientist, Lethbridge Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Maik Kindermann, Director Innovation and Tech-Scouting & Venturing, Head R&D, DSM
Emilio Ungerfeld, Senior Researcher, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (Chile)
Anderson Oliveira, Animal Nutrition Manager, CAPUL Cooperative (Brazil)
Audience Q&AModerated by Tim McAllister, AAFC
Closing commentsSinead Leahy, New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC) & Global Research Alliance for GHGs

Contributing Partners
• New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC)
• Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA)
• The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
• The Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont
• Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
• United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
• Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)