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Participate in the webinar: experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean on good livestock practices

  • You will learn how these good practices can promote the intensification of sustainable livestock farming.

February 14 2019. CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) invites you to participate in the webinar: Experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean on good livestock practices that promote the intensification of sustainable livestock, next February 22, at 10 a.m. Costa Rican time.

During the webinar, experiences on animal health, calf breeding and good livestock practices in dairy production systems in Uruguay will be presented.

"Knowing this type of experience is important because it allows technicians and extensionists to know relevant results on good practices and their relationship with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions," said Francisco Casasola, researcher at the Environmental Livestock Unit of CATIE.

In addition, Casasola explained that the good practices to be shared promote the intensification of sustainable livestock, which seeks to increase production, profitability and sustainability of livestock production systems, making optimal use of natural and economic resources and generating ecosystem services.  

"The intensification also seeks to reduce the vulnerability of livestock production systems to climate change and economic variations," said Casasola.

The webinar will feature the participation of Danilo Pezo, researcher at CATIE's Environmental Livestock Unit, as an analyst, along with three panelists from different Latin American countries: Santiago Fariña, from the National Agricultural Research Institute (INIA) of Uruguay; Jorge Elizondo, from the University of Costa Rica (UCR); and Miguel Ángel Alonso Díaz, from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, its Spanish acronym).

This webinar is part of the actions being carried out within the framework of the Platform for the Sustainable Intensification of Livestock, which is financed by the Global Environmental Fund (GEF) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through the Regional Fund of Agricultural Research and Technological Development (FONTAGRO) , and by the Ministry of Primary Industries of New Zealand through the Global Alliance for Greenhouse Gas Research in Agriculture (GRA).

To register for the webinar you must enter the following link before the date of the event https://zoom.us/webinar/register/85749aeb3880c3d77510d14dfea9e911. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the information to join the webinar on the day and time indicated.

 

More information:

Gabriela Chaves Soto, M.Sc.
Environmental Livestock Unit
Agriculture, Livestock and Agroforestry Program
CATIE
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Written by:

Karla Salazar Leiva
Communicator
Information Technology and Communication
CATIE
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