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Record number 403524
Title Issues and options in addressing the environmental consequences of the livestock sector's growth
Author(s) Gerber, P.J.; Vellinga, Th.V.; Steinfeld, H.
Source Meat Science 84 (2010)2. - ISSN 0309-1740 - p. 244 - 247.
Department(s) Livestock Research
LR - Backoffice
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Abstract The growth of the livestock sector is being achieved at substantial environmental costs. Today, livestock are a major stressor of the global environmental, occupying a quarter of emerged land (including a third of arable land), contributing close to a fifth of the anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, using eight percent of all water resources and threatening a wide range of endangered species. At the same time, livestock are also a crucial engine of rural growth and a tool for improving food security. Policies are required to guide the sector in achieving sometimes conflicting development objectives. Potential pathways include encouraging resource use efficiency, correcting for environmental externalities and accelerating technological change.
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