Project supported by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7).
The demand for livestock products is growing and climate change threatens food security and rural livelihoods. Policies that are currently in place may proveinsufficient. Livestock systems are a significant contributor to greenhouse gases (GHG) but there is much uncertainty.
- Reduce uncertainties concerning GHG emissions from livestock systems.
- Include climate variability as part of impact assessment.
- Develop cutting-edge technologies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
- Assess economic and societal costs of business as usual and of adaptation and mitigationscenarios.
- Assess the vulnerability of livestock to climate change and feedbacks on GHGemissions.
- Provide direct support to set up policies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change for the livestock sector.
- Reach out to stakeholders by organising symposia, training of scientists, technicians and policy makers and forming a network to alert stakeholders of project outputs and events.
ANIMALCHANGE will use cutting edge techniquesand mathematical modeling to achieve these outcomes
The results will be applicable to wide range of systems not only in Europe butalso in Africa and Latin America.