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Workshop: Reducing Enteric CH4 Emissions from Sub-Saharan Africa 

June 5, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 4:45 pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)

African countries contribute to about 10% of enteric CH4 emissions from dairy cattle worldwide despite producing only 3.9% of the world’s milk. This is because livestock production in most Sub-Saharan African countries, by virtue of being dependent on low quality crop residues, leads to very high levels of enteric methane per unit of product, as compared to livestock systems in developed regions. Methane also represents an important loss of energy that could be otherwise channeled into growth or milk production by ruminants.

Join us at this interactive workshop to:
• Discuss findings on emissions of local cattle and small ruminant breeds.
• Explore different livestock systems scenarios for reducing enteric CH4 emissions.
• Highlight measures that would be most applicable to mitigate emissions while supporting and possibly improving livestock productivity.

This meeting is aligned with GGAA 2022.