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New consortium to quantify Latin American cattle greenhouse gas emissions

Some of Latin America’s major cattle-producing countries will begin working as a team in 2011 to quantify the greenhouse gas emissions from their bovine industry—and to come up with options for reducing them.

The planned consortium, made up of scientists from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Uruguay, was selected to receive financing from FONTAGRO (Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology).

The winner was a proposal called ‘Climate change and cattle: Quantification and options for mitigation of methane and nitrous oxide emissions from pastured cattle’.

Read more … (Tierramérica)

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