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Farming the Future: Livestock's Leap to Net Zero

  • Monday, May 6, 2024
    4 PM ET
  • Online on Zoom
Portrait of Ermias Kebreab
Photo courtesy of Ermias Kebreab

Contributing over four percent of global emissions, methane plays a significant role in warming our planet, with the livestock sector as a major source. How can animal productivity be increased while aiming for absolute methane reduction? And how can the forces of private industry be marshaled in the pursuit of sustainable agricultural practices and net-zero commitments?

Ermias Kebreab, world-renowned animal scientist and chair of the United Nations Technical Working Group on Feed Additives, will explore methane mitigation strategies that emphasize both global and region-specific targets for addressing the climate crisis. He will also discuss cutting-edge advances in livestock science, with a focus on genetic selection, microbial engineering, and early-life interventions.


Ermias Kebreab, Sesnon Endowed Chair of Animal Science; director, World Food Center; and associate dean for global engagement, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis


Edo Berger, codirector of the science program, Harvard Radcliffe Institute, and professor of astronomy, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Harvard Radcliffe Institute gratefully acknowledges the Mary E. and Clara Z. Costanza Fund for Science, which is supporting this event.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required and opens soon.


Free and open to the public.

To view this event online, individuals will need to register via Zoom.

For instructions on how to join online, see the How to Attend a Radcliffe Event on Zoom webpage.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing a link and password for this meeting.

Live closed captioning will be available for the webinar.

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