Study: Kenyan Cattle Emit Ten Times Less Greenhouse than Others Globally

Kenyan cattle emit ten times less greenhouse gases compared to other cattle in other countries, according to study published by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

"African cattle nitrous oxide (N2O) faecal emissions are 10-20 times lower and their faecal methane (CH4) emissions two times lower than UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates now being used to determine the carbon footprints of African livestock agriculture," says the study in part.

The report published by ILRI's Mazingara Centre has faulted 'blanket' findings by IPCC whose strategies to curb greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions had been adopted globally.

Peter Steward


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