The CCAC and China’s efforts on improved nutrient use and manure management for sustainable and resilient agricultural systems

25 November, 2019
18:00 (EST)
19:00 (EST)
Online event

The demand for livestock products, especially in developing countries, is expected to increase due to population growth and changes in dietary preferences. Without proper manure management practices, the increased animal numbers needed to meet this demand will result in an equal increase in emissions and other problems arising from manure collection, storage, treatment, and utilization.

While integrated manure management practices exist today, many farmers lack information to improve manure management or are faced with institutional, technical and socio-economic constraints that prevent them from adopting new practices.

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is working to promote integrated practices that encompass all activities associated with the management of dung and urine: excretion, collection, housing and storage, anaerobic digestion, treatment, transport, application, and losses and discharge at any stage along the ‘manure chain.’

This webinar will bring together policy makers and scientific experts to discuss the advances in improved nutrient use and manure management, highlighting best practices.
 

Agenda

1. The CCAC’s work
Victoria Hatton, New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries, and Co-Chair of the CCAC Agriculture Initiative (3 minutes)

2. China’s efforts
Manure Management and Challenges in China: Dong Hongmin, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) (7 minutes)

3. The importance of inventories
DATAMAN - Establishment of a database on greenhouse gas emissions from manure for refinement of national inventories: Tony Van der Weerden, AgResearch NZ (7 minutes)

4. Opportunities for Practice Change
Introduction and lessons learned on Integrated Manure and Nutrient Management: Theun Velling, Wageningen University (7 minutes)

5. Question and answer session (30 minutes)
  

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Event contact

Catalina Etcheverry,
Agriculture & Bricks Initiative Coordinator
Catalina.Etcheverry [at] un.org

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