Animal Feeding / Climate Change / Colombia / Fodder / Forages / Latin America / Livestock

Colombia tests forage crops against climate change

Colombia, with 24 million head of cattle, is showcasing two advances towards reducing the 13 percent of climate-changing gas emissions attributed to livestock production around the world.

The key words in this endeavour: brachialactone and Lotus uliginosus.

Brachialactone, a chemical compound discovered in this Andean country on the roots of the African Brachiaria humidicola, gives this grass species the ability to prevent nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, from being released into the atmosphere.

Read more … (IPS news)

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