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Manure: A valuable resource—a 3-part webinar on a ‘win-win-win-win-win’ coming this February

The Livestock and Manure Management project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Wageningen University & Research Centre (Wageningen UR) invite you to join a series of three webinars—on Wednesdays, 3, 17 and 24 Feb 2016—on ‘Manure: a valuable resource’.

By properly managing livestock manure, smallholder households and communities can improve their food security, maintain their soil fertility and health, generate renewable energy and reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas methane while improving the resilience of their soils to climate change.

A pretty serious win-win-win-win-win!

The webinars advocate for better ways of managing livestock manure, improved manure management policies and how to go about implementing these.

Speakers from the public, private and non-governmental sectors will give brief introductions, leaving ample time for questions, discussion and sharing best practices. One of the speakers (on 24 Feb) will be Asaah Ndambi, a researcher at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Kenya, and a partner in the Livestock and Manure Management project.

The first webinar, on 3 Feb, sets the scope; the second, on 17 Feb, and third, on 24, focus on large industrial livestock operations and smallholder operations, respectively.

To participate in the webinars, register in the Livestock and Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture Discussion Group (Dgroup). Click here to join the Dgroup on Climate Change.

Shortly before each webinar you will receive login instructions and additional information through an email list called Dgroups.

Read the whole announcement on the website of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock.

Have a ‘manure issue’ you want to raise ahead of time? Let ILRI’s Asaah Ndambi know; contact him at a.ndambi [at]

Read a related article on ILRI’s Livestock Systems and Environment Blog: New manual on manure management in smallholder livestock systems now available, 27 Jan 2016.

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