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Livestock production and food security in a context of climate change, and environmental and health challenges

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Summary of Recommendations

Our analysis has shown that, to optimize the interrelationship between soil, climate and cattle and maximize the latter‘s contribution to global food security, the following steps need to be taken:

  • More research on grassland management aimed at optimizing its capacity to serve as a carbon sink.
  • More support for grazing.
  • Land-use change should be brought under strict control, including that related to imported animal feed.
  • Livestock production should have a stronger link to the regional feed base.

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Anita Idel, Verena Fehlenberg and Tobias Reichert

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