19 – 20 May 2014. Madrid, Spain. Conference on Livestock, Climate Change and Food Security.
- 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 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.
- 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
- a workshop on Grassland Sensitivity to Climate Change organised by the Grassland & Livestock group of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP).
- 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:
- 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