Climate change / Environment / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / Mazingira / SLS

Integrated manure management: What and why?

Manure is a valuable source of nutrients, organic matter and renewable energy. Sound manure management practices enhance food security by making better use of nutrients in manure for soil fertilization, while producing energy and reducing GHG emissions.

This poster, presented at the ongoing (26-30 June, 2016) 1st World Congress on Innovations for Livestock Development in Kenya, explains integrated manure management and why it is important in multi-functional livestock systems.

This information aims to support policy makers, researchers, extension workers, farmers, and other stakeholders to understand the importance and common practices of manure management.

This study was carried out by scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) at the Mazingira Centre, under the Livestock and Manure Management Component (LMMC) of the CCAC Agriculture Initiative to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs).

Download a recently published manure management manual for detailed reading.

 

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