This work seeks to provide clarity to the often highly polarised debate around livestock production and consumption, and the merits or otherwise of different production systems. At its most extreme, we see an opposition between those who view grazing ruminants as cause of (most of) our planetary woes, and those who believe the exact opposite, arguing that ‘grassfed’ cattle offer a route to environmental – including climatic – salvation. Of course most people do not hold these extreme views but many, including those with influence, are also somewhat confused. Should we eat meat and other animal products? Or should we not? If we do, is beef bad and chicken better? Or is it the other way round? Is grassfed good for the planet or bad?
Sustainable and Low Greenhouse Gas Emitting Rice Production in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Review on the Transition from Ideality to Reality
Author: Chirinda, Ngonidzashe Arenas, Laura Katto, María Cristina Loaiza, Sandra Correa, Fernando Isthitani, Manabu Loboguerrero, Ana Maria Martinez Baron, Deissy Graterol, Eduardo Jaramillo, Santiago Torres, Carlos Felipe Arango, Miguel Guzman, Myriam Avila, Iva
Facilitating Change for Climate-Smart Agriculture through Science-Policy Engagement
Author: Dhanush Dinesh, Robert Zougmore, Joost Vervoort, Edmond Totin, Philip K. Thornton, Dawit Solomon, Paresh Shirsath, Valerien Pede, Isabel Lopez Noriega, Peter Läderach, Jana Körner, Dries Hegger, Evan Girvetz, Anette Friis, Peter Driessen, Bruce Campbell