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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 41 issue 4 (december 2021) : 523-530

​Climate Change Impacts on Animal Production and Contribution of Animal Production Sector to Global Climate Change: A Review

Belete Kuraz, Mulugeta Tesfaye, Sharew Mekonenn
1Department of Animal Science, Werabe University, P.O.Box 46, Werabe, Ethiopia.
Cite article:- Kuraz Belete, Tesfaye Mulugeta, Mekonenn Sharew (2021). ​Climate Change Impacts on Animal Production and Contribution of Animal Production Sector to Global Climate Change: A Review. Agricultural Science Digest. 41(4): 523-530. doi: 10.18805/ag.D-344.
Global demand for animal products is extremely increasing in the future period, which mainly because of improvement in the global standard of living. In the meantime, global climate change is a pressure to animal production due to the impact on quality of forages, water availability, animal and milk production, animal health, animal reproduction and biodiversity. This paper reviews the impacts of climate change on animal production and converse contributions of animal production sector to global climate variation and specific climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in animal production sector. Global climate change will affect animal production and consequently food security mainly in tropical regions. This paper also reviewed that, converse contribution of animal production sector in emission of GHGs to the atmosphere for global climate change. Therefore, global climate change adaptation, mitigation practices and policy frameworks are critical to protect animal production.

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