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Greening of livestock landscaped under climate change: Insights from stakeholder consultations in Latin America and the Caribbean

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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.

Citation

Organizing Committee of the Two Degree Initiative Grand Challenge. 2020. Greening of livestock landscaped under climate change: Insights from stakeholder consultations in Latin America and the Caribbean. CCAFS Info Note. Wageningen, The Netherlands: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

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Organizing Committee of the Two Degree Initiative Grand Challenge