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New CCAFS working paper: Reducing the environmental impact of a rapidly growing livestock sector

A new CCAFS working paper, Climate-smart livestock sector development: the state of play in NAMA development, sheds light on key elements in the development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) within the livestock sector.

The authors Suzanne Van Dijk, Timm Tennigkeit and Andreas Wilkes, from UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use, find that the sector can enhance productivity and efficiency while also reducing environmental impacts.

Read the full paper here.

You can also find a blog-post published by the authors here.

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While some of the food system challenges facing humanity are local, in an interconnected world, adopting a global perspective is essential. Many environmental issues, such as climate change, need supranational commitments and action to be addressed effectively. Due to ever increasing global trade flows, prices of commodities are connected through space; a drought in Romania may thus increase the price of wheat in Zimbabwe.

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