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Enteric fermentation

Enteric fermentation is a digestive process by which carbohydrates are broken down by microorganisms into simple molecules for absorption into the bloodstream of an animal.

Enteric fermentation

  • Summary for policymakers. Climate change 2007: the physical science basis

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    The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report describes progress in  understanding of the human and natural drivers of climate change, observed climate change, climate processes and attribution, and estimates of projected future climate change. It builds upon past IPCC assessments and incorporates new findings from the past six years of research.Key findings include:

  • Could agriculture help to prevent further climate change?

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    There is growing evidence that greenhouse gas emissions from human activity contribute to climate change. Many people blame modern farming practices for accelerating this - agriculture produces between 16.8 and 32.2 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. But could agriculture also hold some solutions to climate change?Research for Geenpeace
    International by the University of Aberdeen, in the UK, analyses the
    contribution of modern farming to human-induced climate change. The main

  • Can voluntary carbon offsets pay for development?

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    Since the Kyoto Protocol was signed in 1997, several ‘carbon markets’ have emerged. These enable governments to trade carbon credits and meet Kyoto targets. A voluntary market has also appeared, in which organisations and individuals can offset their greenhouse gas emissions by preventing a similar amount of gases being released elsewhere.Research from the
    International Institute for Environment and Development, UK, examines whether
    voluntary carbon markets can provide a new source of funding for sustainable
    development.
    Through the Kyoto Protocol’s

  • Instituto Nacional De Investigaciones Agropecuarias

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    Ecuador
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    INIAP has the mission to improve sustainable agricultural production in Ecuador through scientific research, the development, validation, and transference of innovative technologies. Many accessions and technologies from around the world are evaluated on the 13 Research Facilities located to cover the diversity in soils and climate that characterise the Ecuadorean environment.

  • Low-Carbon Africa: Rwanda

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    This report is one of six African country case studies commissioned by Christian Aid to support the report Low-Carbon Africa: Leapfrogging to a Green Future. The document includes a review of the current situation of energy in Rwanda (energy balance and energy access, renewables potential) and its relation with a low carbon development path. Case studies are presented to illustrate this situation, including the Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) Distribution Project, the National Domestic Biogas Programme and the Methane to Power process.