Project Details


• Update the GHG mitigation estimates on improving animal health to include cattle, sheep, and pigs (the latter was not previously estimated in SCF0120)
• Review evidence specifically on the impacts of Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) in cattle, Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) in pigs, and gastrointestinal parasites in sheep and provide an updated MTP estimate for each disease.
• MTP should reflect the maximum benefits of addressing the three diseases in the respective livestock populations (i.e., eradication).
• Develop mitigation trajectories which model the GHG mitigation impact of addressing each disease in terms of carbon dioxide equivalent savings from present day to 2050.
• The mitigation trajectories should account for any logistical or structural barriers to achieving MTP
• The mitigation trajectories should be adjustable and presented in a simple spreadsheet so that the user can adjust uptake rates
• Uptake rates should range from a scenario assuming voluntary uptake of each disease, to full uptake of BVD and PRRS from 2026 with voluntary but well supported uptake of sheep parasite control.

• A short report detailing the underlying literature, key assumptions for each mitigation pathway (cattle, pigs and sheep), methodology and results.
• Spreadsheet presenting adjustable mitigation trajectories.
Short titleRDE064
Effective start/end date10/10/2210/04/23

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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