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The Livestock and Manure Management project headed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) invites you to join a series of three webinars entitled: Manure: a valuable resource! The webinars emphasize the importance of proper livestock manure management as a tool to improve food security, maintain soil fertility and health; and gain renewable energy; with the co-benefit of reducing methane emissions and improving soil resilience to climate change. The webinars aim to enlighten key stakeholders on necessary actions for practice change in livestock manure management and policy.
The webinars will start with brief introductions by key speakers from the public, private, and NGO sectors, with ample time for questions, discussion and sharing of best practices. The first webinar sets the scope, the second focuses on large industrial livestock operations, and the third looks at smallholder operations.
To participate in the webinars please join the Livestock and Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture Discussion Group (Dgroup). Shortly before each webinar you will receive login instructions and additional information through an email list called Dgroups.
Opening address: outlining the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and framing the Livestock and Manure Management Component
by Helena MOLIN VALDÉS, Head of the CCAC Secretariat, United Nations Environment Programme, Paris, France.
Setting the scope: Introduction to Integrated Manure Management and how this is an important element to feed the world. What are the principles that make it work? by Theun VELLINGA, Senior Researcher Livestock Systems and Climate Change at Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) Livestock Research in the Netherlands; and leader of the Livestock and Manure Management project.
How to get to practice change? by Eric KEMP-BENEDICT, Director of Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Asia, Thailand; and partner in the Livestock and Manure Management project.
Recap of webinar No. 1 and deepening the subject of manure management in large-scale footloose/landless livestock systems,
by Theun VELLINGA, Senior Researcher Livestock Systems and Climate Change at Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) Livestock Research in the Netherlands; and leader of the Livestock and Manure Management project.
The role of the Public sector, by Roberto AZOFEIFA, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica.
The role of the Private sector, by Hsin HUANG, Secretary General of International Meat Secretariat (IMS), France.
Recap of webinar No. 1 and deepening the subject of smallholder crop-livestock systems, by Asaah NDAMBI, Researcher at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kenya; and partner in the Livestock and Manure Management project.
The role of the Public sector, by Khan HUQUE, Chief Scientific Officer & Head, Animal Production Research Division & Former DG at Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI), Bangladesh.
The role of the Private sector, by Didier MOREAU Director Milk Quality, Nature and Sustainable Agriculture at Danone Dairy Division, France.
The role of NGOs, by Steven VON EIJE, Advisor Renewable Energy at SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation, Vietnam.
Our Expert Assistance is a no-cost service that connects you to an extensive network of professionals for consultation and advice on a range of short-lived climate pollution issues and policies.
Experts will provide guidance on technological options, mitigation measures (like those carried out by our initiatives), funding opportunities, application of measurement tools, and policy development.