Sustainable intensification of temperate and tropical livestock production

Lead Research Organisation: Rothamsted Research
Department Name: Sustainable Agriculture Sciences-NW

Abstract

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Publications

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Description As developing economies strive to increase livestock productivity both nationally and at individual producer level there is incentive for better characterisation of the current management techniques and appropriateness of potential interventions. This project successfully captured and utilised existing datasets presented as system baselines for both extensive and intensive smallholder livestock production in Tanzania within the CLEANED project conceptual framework for rapid assessment of system sustainability.
This characterisation of current production highlighted inherent differences both in husbandry, herd management, resources, production and environmental outputs. Baselines were then modelled in the creation and operating of various stakeholder favoured development scenarios including improved livestock genetics, nutritional provision and herd health
interventions. The process returned an iterative process of model framework improvement, with this and the modelled scenarios allowing evaluation of the output accurateness. This modelling of particular livestock based metrics was applied alongside holistic forage and milk analysis to offer an initial comparison of the current differences between the two systems and to better identify targets for interventions improving production sustainability. We have obtained: Reliable data about feed item quality is scarce in SSA
• Livestock productivity is low in Tanzania, good opportunities to improve exist. Due to current low productivity, environmental co-benefits, e.g. GHGe intensity reduction, are likely to occur with intensification
• Rapid and minimum-data ex-ante modelling exercises have the potential to inform decision making.
• At the regional level, net cumulative N2O emissions from degraded pastures are higher than those from non-degraded pastures.
• Pasture degradation, as reflected by low soil cover and pasture biomass, is an important factor regulating N2O emissions.
• Low tech methods for soil health assessment in tropical soils were developed at CIAT in Colombia
• Working with the NGO Send a Cow these methods were demonstrated to farmers using established peer farmer networks.
• Data from these tests performed by farmers were then collated by Claire Horrocks at RRes and farmers received feedback on the implications for their farm and were encouraged to continue these tests in the future
• This work was discussed at a workshop in Nairobi hosted by Send a Cow entitles
• 'Workshop on most effective land use options for smallholder dairy farmers - lessons from Western Kenya'
• The experience from the project will be written up for a journal as a short communication
• Additional work on soil health and tropical forage quality and micronutrient composition for different grass varieties collected in Colombia will also support future decision making and tropical forage selection for East Africa.

In the study by Chirinda et al. (2019) we quantified the magnitude of urine-based nitrous oxide (N2O) lost from soil under degraded (low vegetative cover) and non-degraded (adequate vegetative cover) pastures across the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and estimated their urine-N emission factors. Experiments at seven sites in five countries showed that rainy season cumulative N 2 O emissions (3.31 versus 1.91 kg N2O-N ha-1 ) and emission factors (0.42 versus 0.18 %) were higher for low vegetative cover compared to adequate vegetative cover pastures.
Exploitation Route To improve the CLEANED model for ex-ante environmental impact assessment of livestock systems in LMICs.
Sectors Agriculture

Food and Drink

Environment

URL http://www.tropentag.de/2015/abstracts/links/Paul_Ba6Uz22u.php
 
Description Improving the livelihoods of farmers in Tanzania though discussions and KT about on-farm interventions to improve animal nutrition, health and welfare. - The potential of the CLEANED assessment tool for representing intensification options relevant to the dairy production systems in Tanzania was confirmed. It did, however, become very clear that the results it produces in terms of environmental impacts should be complemented by profitability / cost-benefit estimates. The model has since been expanded with an economics module. - Resource mobilisation is on-going for the development of a robust database on feed item quality for the region. This is envisioned to be linked to a feed ration tool that can, in turn, inform the CLEANED scenario development. In the study by Chirinda et al. (2019) we quantified the magnitude of urine-based nitrous oxide (N2O) lost from soil under degraded (low vegetative cover) and non-degraded (adequate vegetative cover) pastures across the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and estimated their urine-N emission factors. Experiments at seven sites in five countries showed that rainy season cumulative N 2 O emissions (3.31 versus 1.91 kg N2O-N ha-1 ) and emission factors (0.42 versus 0.18 %) were higher for low vegetative cover compared to adequate vegetative cover pastures.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink
Impact Types Cultural

Societal

Economic

 
Description BBSRC GCRF IAA
Amount £47,520 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description BBSRC NEWTON FUND POST DOCTORAL TWINNING AWARDS
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description European Joint Programme
Amount £621,903 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/X002993/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2022 
End 03/2024
 
Description Landscapes without Livestock
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2015 
End 10/2015
 
Description Quantifying the Effect of Land Use on Soil Organic Carbon Stocks in the Tamar Valley
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Westcountry Rivers Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description South Africa funded PhD studentship: Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in agricultural land with different buffer strips
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Pretoria 
Sector Academic/University
Country South Africa
Start 01/2019 
End 06/2019
 
Description BSAS 
Organisation British Society of Animal Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Conference papers and report
Collaborator Contribution Funding for travel scholarship
Impact Conference papers
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with Dr Kwame Frimpong to develop proposal for investigating the potential to introdude grazing livestock systems in Ghana 
Organisation University of Cape Coast
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Spent time developing a proposal which was submitted to the GCRF Networking Grants call.
Collaborator Contribution Working with Cape Coast University in Ghana to develop grazing systems that may help tackle issues associated with conflict between nomadic pastoralists and arable farmers in West Africa
Impact An application for a GCRF networking grant has been funded and will be implemented next year (2020)
Start Year 2018
 
Description Send-a-Cow 
Organisation Send-A-Cow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Information about Soil Health Indicators that can be used by farmers.
Collaborator Contribution Access to large network of farmers in East and Southern Africa, and knowledge of problems facing smallholders in Africa.
Impact Trials of soil health indicators with farmers in Kenya.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Soil Organic Carbon - devising a single proxy measure for the sustainability of pastoral systems 
Organisation CGIAR
Department International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Soils and forage are sampled in grasslands on the Farm Platforms in each country used for livestock production under 'Standard', 'Improved' and 'Poor' management and prepared for export to Rothamsted. A standard sampling protocol has been developed. All Farm Platforms are members of the Global Farm Platform network.
Collaborator Contribution Soils and forage are sampled on the North Wyke Farm Platform under 'Standard', 'Improved' and 'Poor' management and prepared for analysis. Analysis of soils and forage from all Farm Platforms are analysed at Rothamstd for: (1) SOC content (STOCK) (2) Quantitative Indicator of microbial diversity and abundance (PLFA) (3) Measure of good soil structure (water-stable aggregates; WSA) (4) Forage productivity (YIELD) (5) Forage quality (NUTRITION: protein and digestible fibre and associated fermentable and un-fermentable energy using NIRS/MIRS/SPAD)
Impact Soils and forages have been sampled in each country and are currently being analysed.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Soil Organic Carbon - devising a single proxy measure for the sustainability of pastoral systems 
Organisation CGIAR
Department International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Soils and forage are sampled in grasslands on the Farm Platforms in each country used for livestock production under 'Standard', 'Improved' and 'Poor' management and prepared for export to Rothamsted. A standard sampling protocol has been developed. All Farm Platforms are members of the Global Farm Platform network.
Collaborator Contribution Soils and forage are sampled on the North Wyke Farm Platform under 'Standard', 'Improved' and 'Poor' management and prepared for analysis. Analysis of soils and forage from all Farm Platforms are analysed at Rothamstd for: (1) SOC content (STOCK) (2) Quantitative Indicator of microbial diversity and abundance (PLFA) (3) Measure of good soil structure (water-stable aggregates; WSA) (4) Forage productivity (YIELD) (5) Forage quality (NUTRITION: protein and digestible fibre and associated fermentable and un-fermentable energy using NIRS/MIRS/SPAD)
Impact Soils and forages have been sampled in each country and are currently being analysed.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Soil Organic Carbon - devising a single proxy measure for the sustainability of pastoral systems 
Organisation INIA Uruguay
Country Uruguay 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Soils and forage are sampled in grasslands on the Farm Platforms in each country used for livestock production under 'Standard', 'Improved' and 'Poor' management and prepared for export to Rothamsted. A standard sampling protocol has been developed. All Farm Platforms are members of the Global Farm Platform network.
Collaborator Contribution Soils and forage are sampled on the North Wyke Farm Platform under 'Standard', 'Improved' and 'Poor' management and prepared for analysis. Analysis of soils and forage from all Farm Platforms are analysed at Rothamstd for: (1) SOC content (STOCK) (2) Quantitative Indicator of microbial diversity and abundance (PLFA) (3) Measure of good soil structure (water-stable aggregates; WSA) (4) Forage productivity (YIELD) (5) Forage quality (NUTRITION: protein and digestible fibre and associated fermentable and un-fermentable energy using NIRS/MIRS/SPAD)
Impact Soils and forages have been sampled in each country and are currently being analysed.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Soil Organic Carbon - devising a single proxy measure for the sustainability of pastoral systems 
Organisation Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Soils and forage are sampled in grasslands on the Farm Platforms in each country used for livestock production under 'Standard', 'Improved' and 'Poor' management and prepared for export to Rothamsted. A standard sampling protocol has been developed. All Farm Platforms are members of the Global Farm Platform network.
Collaborator Contribution Soils and forage are sampled on the North Wyke Farm Platform under 'Standard', 'Improved' and 'Poor' management and prepared for analysis. Analysis of soils and forage from all Farm Platforms are analysed at Rothamstd for: (1) SOC content (STOCK) (2) Quantitative Indicator of microbial diversity and abundance (PLFA) (3) Measure of good soil structure (water-stable aggregates; WSA) (4) Forage productivity (YIELD) (5) Forage quality (NUTRITION: protein and digestible fibre and associated fermentable and un-fermentable energy using NIRS/MIRS/SPAD)
Impact Soils and forages have been sampled in each country and are currently being analysed.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Soil Organic Carbon - devising a single proxy measure for the sustainability of pastoral systems 
Organisation SSLLP Malawi
Country Malawi 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Soils and forage are sampled in grasslands on the Farm Platforms in each country used for livestock production under 'Standard', 'Improved' and 'Poor' management and prepared for export to Rothamsted. A standard sampling protocol has been developed. All Farm Platforms are members of the Global Farm Platform network.
Collaborator Contribution Soils and forage are sampled on the North Wyke Farm Platform under 'Standard', 'Improved' and 'Poor' management and prepared for analysis. Analysis of soils and forage from all Farm Platforms are analysed at Rothamstd for: (1) SOC content (STOCK) (2) Quantitative Indicator of microbial diversity and abundance (PLFA) (3) Measure of good soil structure (water-stable aggregates; WSA) (4) Forage productivity (YIELD) (5) Forage quality (NUTRITION: protein and digestible fibre and associated fermentable and un-fermentable energy using NIRS/MIRS/SPAD)
Impact Soils and forages have been sampled in each country and are currently being analysed.
Start Year 2014
 
Description 1st UK to Africa exchange - Jamie McFadzean 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact PhD student visited CIAT-Africa in Nairobi for 2 months. Worked with CIAT colleagues on data collection and input to CLEANED tool. Visited farms and took feed basket and milk samples for analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 7th Greenhouse gas and animal agriculture conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk on sustainability metrics from S2N
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description AAB Conference on Sustainable Intensification 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation was given in Harpenden, 28-30 Novemberby T Takahashi at the AAB Conference on Sustainable Intensification entitled: Redefining sustainability: novel metrics to evaluate farming systems based on the dynamic flow of nutrients
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AAB Conference on Sustainable Intensification, Harpenden, 28-30 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: • McAuliffe GA, Takahashi T, Orr RJ, Harris P, Richardson RI, Lee MRF (2017) Developing novel environmental metrics for beef production systems to account for differences in meat quality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AAB Conference on Sustainable Intensification, Harpenden, 28-30 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: Charteris, A., Loick, N., Marsden, K., Chadwick, D., Mead, A., Cardenas. L. (2017) Using factorial laboratory incubation experiments to develop simple indicators of greenhouse gas fluxe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AAB Conference on Sustainable Intensification, Harpenden, 28-30 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: • Cardenas L, Takahashi T, Harris P, Mead A, Lee MRF (2017) Redefining sustainability: novel metrics to evaluate farming systems based on the dynamic flow of nutrients
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AAB Conference on Sustainable Intensification, Harpenden, 28-30 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Loick, N., Dunn, R., Griffith, B., Cardenas, L. (2017) Using CO2 and N2O emissions as indicators of nutrient cycling and environmental impacts of different farm managements on the Farm Platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture Newton Fund Award - Nutrient Use Efficiency and Sustainability Metrics for Ruminant Livestock Production Systems in Brazil and UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This workshop developed strong links with fellow agricultural researchers at Embrapa Southeast Livestock, Sao Paolo, Brazil. It ultimately resulted in them joining the 'Global Farm Platform' Initiative and exchanges of PhD students are currently being planned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description An invited seminar at Department of Environmental Systems, UC Merced, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Soil organic carbon: little things mean a lot
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://es.ucmerced.edu/seminars
 
Description BBSRC International Partnering Award Workshop with INIA, Uruguay. 2-4th December 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This was a workshop to share research ideas and develop collaborations between INIA and Rothamsted Research as part of the BBSRC Partnering Award between the two Institutes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BSAS Conference, UK 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: LEE M.R.F., EISLER M.C. 2016. Steps to sustainable livestock - The global farm platform. British Society of Animal Science. Pp 170.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BSAS conference, UK 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: MACFADZEAN J., LEE M.R.F., DUNGAIT J. 2016. Developing tools to quantify sustainability of intensive and extensive ruminant farming systems in sub-Saharan east Africa. British Society of Animal Science. Pp 59.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Capacity building at North Wyke, UK 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Capacity building activity at North Wyke, learning to use the Dailydaycent model, visit from 9-23 October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Co-author of a presentation at the conference: GGAA, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Co-author of talk: Quantification of sheep urine patch N2O emission factors from extensively grazed grasslands. Presented by Kara Marsden
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Co-author of a presentation at the conference: GGAA, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Co-author of talk: Deriving nitrous oxide emission factors for manures applied to agricultural land in the UK. Presented by Rachel thorman
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dairy Science Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance & networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description Decarbonising UK Meat Production: A focus on Ruminants - Laura Cardenas - Film for Innovation for Agriculture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Decarbonising UK Meat Production: A focus on Ruminants - Laura Cardenas - Film for Innovation for Agriculture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description European Federation of Animal Science, Tallinn, 28 August-1 September. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: Takahashi T, Harris P, Orr RJ, Hawkins JMB, Rivero MJ, Lee MRF (2017) Downscaling whole-farm measures of livestock production efficiency to the individual field level
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description European Federation of Animal Science, Tallinn, 28 August-1 September. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: Takahashi T, Cardenas LM, Harris P, Mead A, Lee MRF (2017) Novel metrics to evaluate livestock farming systems based on dynamic flows of nutrients
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Exchange visit from Uruguay to the UK, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Valentina Rubio from INIA Uruguay. she is a master's student who fulfilled the exchange visit from Uruguay to the UK and during her visit she participated in the activities:1) 4-7 September: SOM Conference; 2) 8 September: Meeting statisticians at Harpenden; 3) 11-28 September: Metrics work at NW; 4) 29 September: Meeting with statisticians at Harpenden. Valentina worked mostly with Taro Takahashi compiling datasets from the UK and Uruguay to estimate metrics of sustainability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Familialize with Global Farm Platform and present a seminar on forage evaluation on smallholder dairy farms in Kenya, presented at North Wyke, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Familiarize with Global Farm Platform and presented a seminar on forage evaluation on smallholder dairy farms in Kenya, presented at North Wyke, 5th May -5th June, 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Field visits with farmers (Tanzania) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Whilst conducting field research in Africa significant portions of time were spent advising local Tanzanian and Masai livestock producers on animal health, husbandry and applicable management techniques to improve animal productivity and affect their drive towards alleviating their poverty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Final workshop of Partnering Award (2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance to Final workshop in London 11-12th Dec, 2017 by Laura Cardenas, Michael Lee, Jamie McFadzean, Mabel Ifeoma-Onwuka, Ngony Chirinda, An Notenbaert, Rolf Sommer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description First workshop of the metrics development project-Partnering Award INIA and Rothamsted 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop was help in two locations, at North Wyke in Devon and Harpenden in Hertfordshire. Five visitors from INIA in Uruguay attended and presentations were given by them as well as members of Rothamsted in both sites. The workshop was open to all members of Rothamsted staff and about 15 talks were given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Global Farm Platform Conference (2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: LEE M.R.F., DARWENT N. 2016. Grazing towards sustainability. Steps to Sustainable Livestock International Conference, 12th - 15th January, Bristol, UK. Pp 7.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Global Farm Platform Conference (2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: MCFADZEAN J., KOGE J., BIRNHOLZ C., PAUL B. K., NOTENBAERT A., VAN DER GIEZEN M., LEE M.R.F., DUNGAIT J. 2016. Developing tools to quantify sustainability of intensive and extensive ruminant farming systems in Sub-Saharan East Africa. Steps to Sustainable Livestock International Conference, 12th - 15th January, Bristol, UK. Pp 50.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture conference 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: Yeluripati, J., Li, C., Chadwick, D., Tilston, E., Topp, K., Cardenas, L., Gilhespy, S., Anthony, S., Salas, W., Smith, P. Global Research Alliance Modelling Platform (GRAMP) - developing a unified modelling approach in the context of climate change at the GGAA conference Dublin, 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: D.R. Chadwick, L. M. Cardenas, N. Donovan, T. Misselbrook, J. Williams, R. Thorman, K. McGeough, C. Watson, M. Belle, S. Anthony, R.M. Rees. Nitrous oxide emissions from livestock urine and dung at the GGAA conference 14-18 Feb 2016, Melbourne.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: L.M. Cardenas, G.P. Matthews, A.S. Gregory, W.R. Whalley, N.R.A. Bird, T. Misselbrook, G.M. Laudone, M.S.Dhanoa and D. Scholefield; Effect of compaction on nitrous oxide and nitrogen emissions from UK soils (Presented by Tom Misselbrook) at the GGAA conference, Melbourne
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited lecture: Biogeochemistry of the Rhizosphere, Univesity of Gothenburg, Sweden 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave lecture and ran exercise for post grads over 3 days
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cec.lu.se/sites/cec.prodwebb.lu.se/files/announcement_of_rhizosphere_ph.d._course.pdf
 
Description Invited speaker at Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit workshop, Cirencester, Glos. February 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on methods for increasing SOC in arable soils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.organicresearchcentre.com/manage/authincludes/article_uploads/FCCT%20Farming%20Profitably...
 
Description Invited speaker at Sainsbury Farming Scholars Soil Science workshop, Imperial College, April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presented research on grassland soils at Rothamsted Research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited speaker at Soil Association 'Low Carbon Farming' event: 'Out and About Increasing Soil Carbon', March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave overview on options for increasing soil organic matter in farmland using research evidence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK0dHqxTqGM&feature=youtu.be
 
Description Invited talk at EAAP - European Federation of Animal Science Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to give the key note address for the Livestock and Farming Commission of EAAP on 'Agricultural sustainability metrics based on land required for production of essential human nutrients'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited talk for FWAG SW - Benefits of Carbon: the current scientific evidence, Callington, Somerset. February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave overview of current research on organic matter dynamics in agriculture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.fwagsw.org.uk/archive/north-wyke1/
 
Description Invited visit by Regional Government of Chongching PR China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited by the Regional Government of Chongching PR China to discuss aspects of sustainable livestock production at a gathering of party members and Scientists at Rhongchang.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Maiza Zaidi Policy Forum which promotes inclusive investment in Tanzania's dairy sector (2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: Notenbaert, A.; Paul, B.; McFadzean, J.; Fraval, S.; Morris, J.; Herrero, M.; Lannerstad, M.. 2017. Maziwa Zaidi (More Milk) in Tanzania: Towards climate-smart dairy development. International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), 1 p. http://hdl.handle.net/10568/81265, https://www.slideshare.net/ILRI/mz-poster-22may2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Membership and Participation in Task Force for Devon Climate Emergency Response Group (DCERG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gather evidence for the planning of tasks to achieve net zero carbon in Devon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description NRN (National Research Network)-funded 'Dairy and Beef Intensification GHG emissions workshop' in Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop funded by the NRN-LCEE Research Development Fund to promote awareness, and stimulate resolution, of disagreements between GHG accounting at farm, national & international scales when assessing sustainable intensification measures for dairy and beef farms in contrasting locations. Dr Tom Misselbrook was a keynote speaker and Dr Laura Cardenas also attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at the conference: Climate change, reactive nitrogen, food security and sustainable agriculture. Garmisch, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented the talk: Denitrification from manure deposited by grazing livestock
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Progress meeting for RRes:CIAT-Kenya IPA at North Wyke 29th Nove - 1st Dec 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Colleagues from CIAT Africa visited Rothamsted Research North Wyke.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Project Ideas outline Document 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Claire horrocks lead the soil health working group at the Rothamsted-ICIPE meeting, the output from this was a document detailing ideas for small and larger projects which could form the basis of future grant applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Project meeting in Kenya, December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project meeting for the CIAT-Rothamsted partnering award to discuss progress. During this visit, Jenni Dungait and Laura Cardenas also worked on 2 proposals: a GCRF, and a GCRF HUB, both with Africa, so discussions were held with the African members of the team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented research on The potential of silage lactic acid bacteria derived nano-selenium as a dietary supplement in sheep
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Reddit science a day in the life of blog and AMA session on Soil health in Tropical Countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog describing the type of work carried out by Claire Horrocks when looking at soil health in tropical grasslands, and emphasising the importance of the work was published on the RREs website and a ink posted to Reddit Science, this formed the introduction to an AMA session held on 1st August 2016, with over 9700 people from over the world clicking on links related to the blog / AMA session and 6826 people up-voting the discussion on the site, leading to it trending on the front page of Reddit on the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/4vm75y/science_ama_series_im_claire_horrocks_a_soil/
 
Description Richmond Scientific Society (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave talk to members of the Richmond Scientific Society and general public on "Sustainable livestock production challenges and opportunities"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Rootstock 2023 , farmer's event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance at event and networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description Rothamsted-ICIPE vist, Nairobi - Claire Horrocks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Claire Horrocks was invited to attend this workshop which was about Push-Pull Systems because the focus of her work is Brachiaria. She led a breakout group, and met with colleagues from the IPA to plan future activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Royal Society / BBC short film for Brian Cox School Experiment series 'Do plants need soils to grow?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Open Access You Tube resource for Primary School teachers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88Cx7ucjSyg&list=PLg7f-TkW11iWG41vtwzDfNyegH8GBg1XN&index=4
 
Description Royal Society Summer Exhibition (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participated in the Rothamsted Research presentation and display over several days on "The real beef about meat" discussing sustainability of grazing systems and their benefits as well as challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Royal Society of Chemistry Invited Lecture Transformation and transport of organic compounds in agricultural soils. University of Plymouth, UK, January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Overview of biogeochemical approaches to measuring and monitoring organic matter dynamics in agriculture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Soil Organic Matter Conference (2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Soil Organic Matter conference held in Rothamsted, Harpenden between the 3-7 September 2017. Session chaired by Dr Rolf sommer from CIAT in Kenya: Session 2a - Soil self-organisation/Next generation SOM models.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Soil Organic Matter Conference (2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Soil Organic Matter conference held in Rothamsted, Harpenden between the 3-7 September 2017. Flash presentation: Developing global soil health metrics: Is SOM the key to grassland soil health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Soil Organic Matter Conference (2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Soil Organic Matter conference held in Rothamsted, Harpenden between the 3-7 September 2017. Session P-2c.11: "Evidence of actual soil organic carbon sequestration in East Africa"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description South West Doctoral Training Partnership (Bristol) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of research to whole SWDTP cohort and management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sustainable Intensification Conference, Harpenden, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: - Loick, Dixon, Repullo, Ciganda, Lopez-Aizpun, Matthews, Mueller, Cardenas. Using the Triple Labelling Technique to apportion N2O Emissions to Nitrification and Denitrification from different Nitrogen Sources at different Water-Filled-Pore-Spaces
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sustainable Intensification Conference, Harpenden, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the SI conference of the paper: - Loick, Dunn, Griffith, Cardenas. Using CO2 and N2O emissions as indicators of nutrient cycling and environmental impacts of different farm managements on the Farm Platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sustainable Intensification Conference, Harpenden, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: - Cardenas, Takahashi, Harris, Mead, Lee. Redefining sustainability: novel metrics to evaluate farming systems based on the dynamic flow of nutrients
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at CIAT Colombia Journal Club 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a summary of work on Brachiaria and relevance to Push-Pull in Africa and described planned field work in Kenya.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Ruby Country Net Zero 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Impact of land management on GHG emissions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Tropentag conference: Annual interdisciplinary conference on Research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development (2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation of paper: B.K. Paul, C. Birnholz, J. Koge, S. Fraval, J. MacFadzean, A. Omore, A. Notenbaert (2015). Rapid ex-ante Environmental Impact Assessment of Livestock Intensification Strategies on Mixed Crop-Livestock and Agro-Pastoralist Farmers in Tanga Region, Tanzania. Poster at Tropentag conference. http://www.tropentag.de/2015/abstracts/posters/1130.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Tropical Agricultural Association (Exeter) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave talk to the Tropical Agricultural Association on "Sustainability of livestock production systems in africa"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description UK Department for Business and Trade, New Zealand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gaseous emissions from agriculture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description UK:Africa IPA Inaugral workshop and field visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Four team members and a BBSRC SWDTP PhD student travelled to Arusha, Tanzania for the inaugural project meeting. Met with colleagues from CIAT-Africa and travelled to see potential field sites. Planned for future activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit from Uruguay to the UK, May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Jose Terra and Jesus Castillo from INIA, Uruguay on 18/5/17. A small group discussed the development of metrics of sustainability and what datasets can be used for this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit from Uruguay to the UK, October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Bruno Lanfranco from INIA, Uruguay, between 10-13 October 2016, included a seminar given by Bruno,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit from Uruguay to the UK, September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Ignacio Macedo and Virginia Pravia from INIA, Uruguay on 8/9/17, where we discussed common areas of research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop via Video Conference between Rothamsted and CIAT (2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 4/12/17-5/12/17: "the importance of soil health to smallholders and how to measure it"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description attended Future Farm Launch, Duchy College 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Represented Rothamsted in launch of farm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description providing instructions on simple soil / plant health assessment for send a cow to deliver to perr farmer networks in Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact During a meeting and through subsequent email discussion with Send a Cow we developed a set of indicators and methodology for testing soil and plant health on Kenyan small holdings which were demonstrated to Sheila Taylor from Send a Cow, who then showed them to peer farmers in Western Kenya who will demonstrate them to faremr netwrks in Haom Bay and Kisumu Counties at least 100 farmers will be shown the techniques via this system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017