Agriculture / CGIAR / Research

CGIAR unveils agricultural research ‘masterplan’

A “masterplan” for agricultural research and technology transfer was unveiled at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen today by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the world’s largest alliance of agricultural scientists. The 45-page strategy calls for, on the one hand, action that harnesses multiple advances that the group says are waiting … Continue reading

Climate Change / Dairying / Livestock / UK

Livestock hold key to Copenhagen

Livestock production is one of the major causes of the world’s most pressing environmental problem – global warming. The United Nations estimates that livestock are responsible for 18 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, a bigger share even than transport. Monday, (December 7), world leaders from 192 nations will join 15,000 people from across the world … Continue reading