Filter by objective

Livestock management

  • Objective

    Genetic make-up influences fitness and adaptation and determines an animal’s tolerance to shocks such as temperature extremes, drought, flooding, pests and diseases. Adaptation to harsh environments includes heat tolerance and an animal’s ability to survive, grow and reproduce in the presence of poor seasonal nutrition as well as parasites and diseases. Selective breeding is a technology that aims to improve the value of animal genetic diversity. This technology can be applied to all types of livestock, including cattle, sheep, goats, alpacas and guinea pigs.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Finland
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Forestry
    Human health
    Transport
    Waste management
    Water

    The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) provides green financing targeted at small and medium-sized projects with tangible, positive environmental impacts in the Nordic region – and in particular the Baltic Sea. Through its extensive fund management, activities in the Arctic and B

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    South Korea
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Industry
    Waste management

    Korea Research Institute of Chemical technology (KRICT) is a research and Development, Public Sector institute established in 1976. It focuses on the development of world-class key technologies to contribute to the national economy and to bring happiness for nation people.

  • Knowledge partner
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Norway
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Cross-sectoral

    GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme.  It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Netherlands
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Coastal zones
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Forestry
    Human health
    Industry
    Transport
    Waste management

    SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago.

  • Knowledge partner
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Agriculture and forestry
    Renewable energy
    Forestry
    Industry

    Viresco Solutions is a consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

  • Sectors
    Objective

    Livestock are important sources of methane. The United States Environmental Protection Agency calculated that livestock, especially ruminants such as cattle and sheep, account for approximately one-third of global anthropogenic emissions of methane (US-EPA, 2006). The methane is produced primarily through the process of enteric fermentation and released through the process of eructation (Crutzen, 1995). In addition, N2O emissions are generated by livestock through secretion of nitrogen through the urine and faeces.

  • Knowledge partner
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    United Kingdom
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Early warning and Environmental assessment
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency

    Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of Practical Action, an international non-governmental organisation that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.

  • Knowledge partner
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Ecuador
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    TA proponent
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Transport
    Waste management

    IIGE is a research institute that promotes development, innovation and transmission of technology focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy.