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Greening of livestock landscaped under climate change: Insights from stakeholder consultations in Latin America and the Caribbean / Paisajes ganaderos sostenibles frente al cambio climático

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Publication Date
Dec 18, 2020


Key messages – Pilot actions to transition towards sustainable livestock have been rolled out in many countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, with support from research institutes, universities, government and non-government entities, generating important learnings for the sector. – Collaboration with private actors— especially farmer groups and associations—are being formed to scale initiatives for low-emission meat and dairy value chains. – Many existing farm and landscape management initiatives at national and sub-national levels— including context-adapted production practices—can deliver valuable knowledge and learnings with relevance for the entire region. – Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of emissions of greenhouse gases needs to be guided by simple, user-friendly and reliable systems. These should allow quantifying climate mitigation and co-benefits by implementing sustainable livestock practices, in line with the level of ambition of the Paris Agreement goals. – More efforts are needed to improve knowledge and awareness of environmental, social and economic benefits of sustainable livestock practices, to incentivize additional private and public sector investment.

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