Potential for reduced methane and carbon dioxide emissions from livestock and pasture management in the tropics.

@article{Thornton2010PotentialFR,
  title={Potential for reduced methane and carbon dioxide emissions from livestock and pasture management in the tropics.},
  author={Philip K. Thornton and M. Henar P{\'e}rez Herrero},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 46},
  pages={19667-72}
}
We estimate the potential reductions in methane and carbon dioxide emissions from several livestock and pasture management options in the mixed and rangeland-based production systems in the tropics. The impacts of adoption of improved pastures, intensifying ruminant diets, changes in land-use practices, and changing breeds of large ruminants on the production of methane and carbon dioxide are calculated for two levels of adoption: complete adoption, to estimate the upper limit to reductions in… CONTINUE READING
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