Livestock development and climate change outcomes can support each other: more productive and efficient farm systems generally produce food at much lower greenhouse gas emissions per unit of product.

The Livestock Research Group (LRG) is an international community of experts working together to advance research on improving livestock productivity while reducing its emissions intensity.

Members collaborate to:

  • Extend the global knowledge base on livestock greenhouse gas emissions
  • Develop mitigation options
  • Share knowledge and experiences
  • Help strengthen the resilience of livestock farming

Our work supports countries to achieve their own priorities at the same time as contributing to the pursuit of global solutions for agriculture, climate change and food security issues.

Livestock Research Group Co-Chairs

Dr Harry Clark

New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre

New Zealand

harry.clark@nzagrc.org.nz

Dr Sinead Waters

Teagasc

Ireland

Sinead.Waters@teagasc.ie

Members

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Africa

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Argentina

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Canada

Chile

China

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Costa Rica

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Denmark

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Ecuador

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Finland

France

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Ghana

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Senegal

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South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Thailand

Tunisia

Uganda

United Kingdom

United States of America

Uruguay

Vietnam

Zimbabwe

All Alliance member countries participate in the Livestock Research Group.

Member countries have a designated representative that attends meetings of the group and facilitates that country’s involvement in relevant activities and initiatives. In addition, many more people participate in the Group through its networks and other parts of the work plan.

New member countries are always welcome – for more information on how to join the Alliance, please see here. If you are from an Alliance member country and want to find out more about how you can get involved, please contact the Alliance Secretariat to connect with your local Livestock Research Group representative.