The Manure Management Network is a global forum for scientists focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock through the improvement of manure management.

Manure management is the handling, storage and disposal of urine and faeces from livestock, other than the manure deposited directly onto pastures by grazing animals. Manure processing

Sound manure management not only contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions but also offers important benefits for reducing nutrient losses and other environmental impacts of livestock production, such as air and water pollution.

The Manure Management Network is currently working on:

  • a compilation of mitigation methods and strategies
  • meta-data reporting requirements for different greenhouse gas sources
  • harmonizing protocols for greenhouse gas measurements from the different stages of the manure management chain.

Dr Dong Hongmin

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

China

donghongmin@caas.cn

Dr Julio Mosquera Losada

Wageningen Livestock Research

Netherlands

julio.mosquera@wur.nl

Dr April Leytem

USDA Agricultural Research Service

USA

april.leytem@ars.usda.gov