Livestock, Climate Change and Food Security Conference

19 – 20 May 2014. Madrid, Spain. Conference on Livestock, Climate Change and Food Security

Main topics

  • Balance between animal food supply and demand over the course of the century according to a range of storylines ;
  • Impacts of climate change, including climatic variability and extremes, on livestock production and pastures ;
  • Emissions and removals of GHGs associated to livestock production systems and to grassland soils and their possible changes in the future ;
  • Adaptation to climate change of the livestock sector ;
  • Mitigation of GHG emissions from the livestock sector ;
  • Contribution of the livestock sector to global and regional food security.

The abstract book contains 

  • the 113 abstracts accepted to the Livestock, Climate Change and Food Security Conference as oral or poster presentations, 
  • the 13 abstracts of the invited key-note speakers 
  • as well as the agenda of the conference.

Side events

  1. a workshop on Animal Health and Disease and GHG Mitigation to be organised by the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE JPI) and 
  2. workshop on Grassland Sensitivity to Climate Change organised by the Grassland & Livestock group of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP). 
  3. These were followed by the 3rd Annual Meeting of the European ProjectAnimalChange (AN Integration of Mitigation and Adaptation options for sustainable Livestock production under CLIMATE CHANGE)
Presentations related to Africa:
Abubeker Hassen
  • Potential Use of Forage Legume Intercropping Technologies to mitigate and adapt to Climate Change Impacts on mixed Crop-Livestock Systems in Africa ; Abubeker Hassen, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Livestock and Climate Change in East Africa: exploring Combinations of Adaptation and Mitigation Options ; Silvia Silvestri, ILRI, Kenya
  • Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation in Smallholder farming Systems: a Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa ; Ken Giller & Katrien Descheemaeker, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Adoption of Farm-level Adaptation Strategies in Africa: a Review of recent Research and an Adoption Index ; Silvestre García de Jalón, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Ex-ante Farm-Scale Analysis of the Impacts of Livestock Intensification on Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Mixed Millet-Groundnut-Beef Cattle Systems in Senegal ; Jonathan Vayssières, CIRAD, Senegal
  • The Economics of Resilience to Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa ; Cees de Haan, World Bank, USA

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