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A survey about feed and manure management amongst 54 feedlots showed that 93% is interested in taking part in a program that might add value to the manure produced. The 54 feedlots account for 630,000 animals or nearly 17% of the domestic young cattle slaughter per annum.

Many Algerian smallholder dairy farmers operate without land. As a consequence they don’t value manure, and most often let it go to waste. Incidentally, old farmyard manure is bought by traders. Multinational dairy company Danone is concerned about loss of potential as a fertilizer, and the negative environmental and health impact of the wasted manure and gave access to data about the Algerian context and to some of their farmers to help LMMC project to work on a concrete case.

GLEAM-i is a user-friendly tool to support the preparation of greenhouse gas inventories, project design and evaluation, as well as analytical work on emissions. GLEAM-i is based on IPCC-Tier2 computation guidelines and benefits from the extensive in-built GLEAM database of parameters and activity data, which can easily be adapted by the user to match specific conditions.

Pig producer associations from Ecuador’s Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas and El Oro provinces have introduced a member-wide policy for the implementation of anaerobic digestion to treat manure and capture the benefits of its biogas and biofertilizer subproducts. The objective of the policy is to have at least 80 percent of members using anaerobic digestion within the next two years.

With participants from all over the world, three LMMC webinars demonstrate the increasing interest in improving current manure management practices. This also indicates that in many places manure management is still not optimal, with negative impacts on crop production and the environment as well as on human health. Awareness of site-specific solutions is a first step in the process of reaching actual practice change. After an overall introduction, key-note speakers from the public and the private sector share their views and best practices.

Webinar 1 pictures the overall scope and introduces the dichotomy between large-scale, intensive livestock systems and smallholder systems; read summary; watch integral live-recording.

Webinar 2 focuses on the specific circumstances of the large-scale, intensive livestock systems; read summary; watch integral live-recording.

 Webinar 3 focuses on the specific circumstances of the smallholder often crop-livestock systems; read summary; watch integral live-recording.

From the field

In the Thai province of Phattalung, 18 pig farmers, feeding their pig slurry into a biodigester, donate their surplus biogas free of charge to the local community. The 2,822 cubic meter central gas storage connects to a plastic piped grid reaching 1,500 households in the Praekha community.

Related documents

Global Assessment of Manure Management Policies and Practices
Awareness and adapted knowledge are crucial for practice change.
(click to download)

 

 

Manure Management in the (Sub-)Tropics; Training Manual for Extension Workers
Integrated manure management is not one-size-fits-all.
(click to download)

 

 

What's manure worth?

Manure is not a waste; not properly handling the growing manure pile is a waste!
(click to download)

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