Sustainable Livestock Systems
Agro-pastoral and pastoral systems are major land-use systems on earth, covering 30% of the global area and 45% of the ice-free earth’s surface. Pastures and rangelands play a crucial role in global food systems, as livestock contributes to 40% of global agricultural gross domestic product.
As the global population is predicted to reach around 9 billion by 2050, there will be increases in food consumption, and land and environmental pressures are expected to grow.
Projects and Activities
The NEXUS project: livestock in an increasingly variable climate
NEXUS is a joint research program between the University of Melbourne, the University of Tasmania and CSIRO. Through a series […]
Climate-smart dairy systems in East Africa
Animal source food is a critical component of a balanced diet and contributes to nutrition security in East Africa, particularly […]
Where’s the beef?
Demand for beef is increasing dramatically, particular in Asia. Beef is the food commodity with the largest ecological footprint, and […]
Pathways to sustainable beef production and consumption
Our food system, while providing food for billions of people, is having substantial negative impacts on the environment in many […]
Improving cattle production in Myanmar
More than 80% of people in Myanmar’s Central Dry Zone live in rural areas, with a large proportion of those […]
LiveGAPS 2 in Africa & Asia
Livestock are crucial to the livelihoods of more than 900 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. However, there […]
Asian livestock futures
Livestock are an important source of income and nutrition, contributing to livelihoods, food security, and resilience in Southeast Asia, and […]
Grazing systems in sustainable food futures
Livestock grazing systems are one of the Earth’s major ice-free land cover types. They provide food and support livelihoods for […]
Global livestock systems dataset
The livestock sector is central to many socioeconomic and environmental global challenges. Insufficient attention has been paid to the generation of […]
Greenhouse gas mitigation in livestock systems
The livestock sector is both a net greenhouse gas emitter and vulnerable to climate change. At the same time, it […]