Livestock and climate change


veehouderij en klimaatverandering

As many know, we at Vétérinaires Sans Frontières-NL are committed, among other things, to the society in Malawi and their livestock farming. It is therefore understandable for that the question of "isn't cattle farming bad for the planet?" comes into play. PASTRES (Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Resilience: Global Lessons from the Margins) is a research program that seeks to learn from pastoralists about responding to uncertainty and resilience, with lessons for global challenges, such as climate change (and thereby the impact of livestock farming). They have launched a report that is insightful to all and has the following message at its core: "The picture of livestock impacts on climate change has been distorted by assumptions focused on intensive agriculture in rich countries. This new report proposes new ways to analyze the evidence and engage livestock farmers in the debate about the future of food." This of course dovetails with our work in Malawi, specifically our Livestock 4 Empowerment project. Are you interested in this report? Click here to read it or visit the website PASTRES ( ) form more information.