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14:30 GMT
Thursday, 9 January 2020

Climate Friendly Farming: Moving Towards the Production of More Agroecological Proteins for Animal Foodstuffs

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14:30 GMT
Thursday, 9 January 2020

Climate Friendly Farming: Moving Towards the Production of More Agroecological Proteins for Animal Foodstuffs

The UK currently imports around two million tonnes of soya beans per year to feed its livestock. The production of this soya, in countries such as Brazil and Argentina, is known to be one of the major contributors to deforestation, and consequently, climate change. While we need to reduce our reliance on grain-fed livestock in the long term, in the shorter term we can grow animal feed proteins in the UK and reduce our demand for imported soy.

In this session we will share advances in growing and processing, which should make it possible to reduce our reliance on imported animal feeds — through changing arable farming to include legume crops within longer rotations to improve soil health and reduce overall GHG emissions.

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