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GHG from livestock can be cut by 30% – FAO


September 27, 2013 – Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock could be cut by up to 30 percent if farmers adopt better techniques without having to overhaul entire production systems, according to a study released on recently by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

The FAO said emissions associated with livestock added up to 7.1 gigatonnes (GT) of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-eq) per year – or 14.5 percent of all human-caused greenhouse releases, slightly less than its controversial estimate in 2006. READ MORE